circle

n.

  1. A plane figure, bounded by a single curve line called its circumference, every part of which is equally distant from a point within it, called the center.
  2. The line that bounds such a figure; a circumference; a ring.
  3. An instrument of observation, the graduated limb of which consists of an entire circle.
  4. A round body; a sphere; an orb.
  5. Compass; circuit; inclosure.
  6. A company assembled, or conceived to assemble, about a central point of interest, or bound by a common tie; a class or division of society; a coterie; a set.
  7. A circular group of persons; a ring.
  8. A series ending where it begins, and repeating itself.
  9. A form of argument in which two or more unproved statements are used to prove each other; inconclusive reasoning.
  10. Indirect form of words; circumlocution.
  11. A territorial division or district.
  12. To move around; to revolve around.
  13. To encompass, as by a circle; to surround; to inclose; to encircle.

v. i.

  1. To move circularly; to form a circle; to circulate.