Synonyms of circle


1. circle, ellipse, oval

usage: ellipse in which the two axes are of equal length; a plane curve generated by one point moving at a constant distance from a fixed point; "he calculated the circumference of the circle"

2. set, circle, band, lot, social group

usage: an unofficial association of people or groups; "the smart set goes there"; "they were an angry lot"

3. circle, shape, form

usage: something approximating the shape of a circle; "the chairs were arranged in a circle"

4. lap, circle, circuit, locomotion, travel

usage: movement once around a course; "he drove an extra lap just for insurance"

5. traffic circle, circle, rotary, roundabout, junction

usage: a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island; "the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary"

6. R-2, Mexican valium, rophy, rope, roofy, roach, forget me drug, circle, flunitrazepan, Rohypnol

usage: street names for flunitrazepan

7. circle, dress circle, seating, seats, seating room, seating area

usage: a curved section or tier of seats in a hall or theater or opera house; usually the first tier above the orchestra; "they had excellent seats in the dress circle"

8. circle, round, rotating mechanism

usage: any circular or rotating mechanism; "the machine punched out metal circles"


1. circle, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: travel around something; "circle the globe"

2. circle, circulate, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: move in circles

3. encircle, circle, shape, form

usage: form a circle around; "encircle the errors"

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Definition and meaning of circle (Dictionary)