part of speech: noun

definition 1: a closed curve made up of points that are all the same distance from a fixed center point.

synonyms: ring

definition 2: anything that is shaped like a circle.

  • The children sat in a circle at story time.

synonyms: ring, round

definition 3: a group of people who are related by blood or have the same interests.

  • Our family circle comes together for holidays.

synonyms: clan, group, society


part of speech: verb

inflections: circles, circling, circled

definition 1: to make a circle around.

  • The teacher circled my writing mistakes.

synonyms: encircle, ring, surround

definition 2: to move around in a circle.

  • The dancers circled the stage.