Complete Definition of "circle"

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English
Image:Geometri cirkel.png|thumb|right|A circle.

Etymology
L. circulus

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-circle.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɜː(r)kəl|-ɜː(r)kəl

Noun
en-noun

  1. geometry: A two-dimensional geometric figure, a line, consisting of the set of all those points in a plane that are equally distant from another point.

#: The set of all points (x, y) such that <math>(x-1)^2 + y^2 = r^2 </math> is a circle of radius r around the point (1, 0).

  1. A two-dimensional geometric figure, a disk, consisting of the set of all those points of a plane at a distance less than or equal to a fixed distance from another point.
  2. Any thin three-dimensional equivalent of the geometric figures.

#: Put on your dunce-cap and sit down on that circle.

  1. A curve that more or less forms part or all of a circle.

#:move in a circle

  1. Orbit.
  2. A specific group of persons.

#:inner circle
#:circle of friends

  1. cricket A line comprising two semicircles of 30 yds radius centred on the wickets joined by straight lines parallel to the pitch used to enforce field restrictions in a one-day match.

Synonyms
(two-dimensional outline geometric figure): coil (not in mathematical use), ring (not in mathematical use), loop (not in mathematical use)
(two-dimensional solid geometric figure): disc/disk (in mathematical and general use), round (not in mathematical use; UK & Commonwealth only)
(curve): arc, curve
(orbit): orbit

Translations
trans-top|two-dimensional outline geometric figure
Breton: kelc'h m, kelc'hioù p
Catalan: cercle m
Chinese: 圓形, 圆形 {yuán xíng)
Czech: kružnice f
Danish: cirkel c
Dutch: cirkel m
Esperanto: cirklo
Finnish: ympyrä
French: cercle m
German: Kreis m
Greek: κύκλος (kíklos) m
Hebrew: מעגל (ma'agál) m
Hungarian: kör
Icelandic: hringur
Italian: cerchio m
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Japanese: 円 (えん, en), 丸 (まる, maru)
Kurdish: KUchar|خڕ
Malayalam: വട്ടം (vattam), വൃത്തം (vrutham)
Norwegian: sirkel
Portuguese: círculo m
Quechua: diyosuun
Russian: окружность (okrúžnost’) f, круг (krug) m (окружность preferred)
Scottish Gaelic: cruinne m|f, cuairt f, buail f, ràth m
Slovak: kružnica f
Slovene: krožnica f
Spanish: círculo m
Swedish: cirkel c
Telugu: వృత్తము
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trans-top|disc, two-dimensional solid geometric figure
Catalan: disc
Chinese: 圓, 圆 {yuán)
Czech: kruh m
Danish: cirkel c
Dutch: cirkel m
French: disque m
Greek: κύκλος (kíklos) m
Hebrew: מעגל (ma'agál) m
Hungarian: körlap
Italian: disco m
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Japanese: 円形のもの (えんけいのもの,enkei no mono)
Portuguese: círculo m
Russian: круг (krug) m, окружность (okrúžnost’) f (круг preferred)
Scottish Gaelic: cruinne m|f, cuairt f, buail f, ràth m
Slovak: kruh m
Slovene: krog m
Spanish: círculo m
Swedish: cirkel c, cirkelskiva c
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trans-top|three-dimensional geometric figure
Chinese: 球, 球 (qiú)
Hebrew: כדור (kadúr) m
Hungarian: gömb
Italian: sfera f
Portuguese: disco m, círculo m
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Portuguese: círculo m
Russian: диск (disk) m, круг (krug) m
Spanish: esfera f
Swedish: cirkel c, ring c
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trans-top|curve
Chinese: 弧, 弧 (hú)
Danish: cirkel c
Dutch: kring
Finnish: kaari
German: Kreis m
Hebrew: סיבוב (sivuv) m
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Italian: curva f
Portuguese: círculo m
Russian: круг (krug) m
Scottish Gaelic: cuarsgag f
Spanish: curva f
Swedish: cirkel c
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trans-top|orbit
Breton: kelc'h m, kelc'hioù p
Catalan: òrbita f
Chinese: 軌道, 轨道 (guǐ dào)
Danish: kredsløb n
Dutch: baan
Finnish: rata#Finnish|rata (2)
Hebrew: מסלול (maslul) m
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Italian: orbita f
Malayalam: ഭ്രമണ പഥം (bhramaNa patham)
Portuguese: círculo m
Russian: орбита (orbíta) f
Slovene: krožnica f
Spanish: órbita f
Telugu: కక్ష్య
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trans-top|group of persons
Chinese: 圈子, 圈子 (quān zi)
Czech: kruh m
Danish: kreds c
Dutch: kring, groep
Esperanto: rondo
Finnish: piiri
German: Zirkel m
Greek: κύκλος (kíklos) m
Hebrew: חוג (khug) m
Italian: circolo m, gruppo m
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Japanese: サークル (sākuru)
Malayalam: വൃത്തം (vrutham)
Portuguese: círculo m
Russian: круг (krug) m
Scottish Gaelic: còmhlan m
Slovene: krog m
Spanish: círculo m, grupo m
Swedish: krets c
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trans-top|Translations to be categorised
ttbc|Indonesian: lingkar|lingkaran, bundar|bundaran
ttbc|Interlingua: circulo
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ttbc|Latin: circulus m, circulum n, orbis m
ttbc|Polish: okrąg m, krąg m
ttbc|Romanian: cerc n
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Verb
en-verb|circl|ing

  1. transitive To travel around along a curved path.
  2. transitive To surround.
  3. transitive To place or mark a circle around.

#:Circle the jobs that you are interested in applying for.

  1. intransitive To travel in circles.

#:Vultures circled overhead.

Translations
trans-top|travel around along a curved path
Chinese: 運轉, 运转 (yùn zhuǎn)
Dutch: omcirkelen
Finnish: kiertää
French: cercler
German: umkreisen
Hebrew: לסוב (lasuv)
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Italian: cerchiare
Japanese: 回る (まわる, mawaru), 回転する (かいてんする, kaiten suru)
Portuguese: circular
Russian: кружить
Spanish: moverse en círculo
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trans-top|surround
Chinese: 圍著, 围着 (wéi zhe)
Danish: omkredse
Dutch: omcirkelen
Finnish: ympäröidä
French: entourer
German: umkreisen, einkreisen
Hebrew: להקיף (le'haqyf)
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Italian: circondare
Portuguese: circundar, cercar
Russian: окружать
Spanish: rodear
Swedish: omge, ringa in, ringa in
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trans-top|place or mark a circle around
Chinese: 畫圓圈, 画圆圈 (huà yuán quān)
Danish: sætte ring om
Dutch: omcirkelen
Finnish: ympäröidä, ympyröidä (draw a circle)
German: einkreisen
Hebrew: להקיף בעיגול (le'haqyf be'igul)
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Italian: cerchiare
Portuguese: circular
Slovak: zakrúžkovať
Spanish: circular
Swedish: ringa in, inringa
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trans-top|travel in circles
Chinese: 旋轉, 旋转 (xuán zhuǎn)
Czech: kroužit
Dutch: cirkelen
German: kreisen
Hebrew: להסתובב (le'histovev)
Italian: ruotare, roteare
Japanese: 周遊する (しゅうゆうする, shūyū-suru)
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Portuguese: circular
Russian: кружиться
Slovak: krúžiť
Spanish: moverse en círculo m
Swedish: cirkla, kretsa
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trans-top|Translations to be categorised
ttbc|Breton: kelc'hiañ, gronnañ
ttbc|Indonesian: keliling|mengelilingi, kitar|mengitari
ttbc|Interlingua: circular
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ttbc|Irish: ciorcal
ttbc|Polish: krążyć
ttbc|Romanian: încercui
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