Complete Definition of "circus"

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English

Etymology
From L. #Latin|circus, "ring, circle"

Pronunciation
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉË(r)kÉs|-ÉË(r)kÉs

Noun
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  1. A traveling company of performers that may include acrobats, clowns, trained animals, and other novelty acts, that gives shows usually in a circular tent.

#: The circus will be in town next week.

  1. A round open space in a town or city where multiple streets meet.

#: Oxford Circus in London is at the north end of Regent Street.

  1. historical In the ancient Roman Empire, a building for chariot racing.

Derived terms
media circus

Related terms
circular
circle

Translations
trans-top|company that travels
Danish: #Danish|circus
French: cirque m
German: Zirkus m
Greek: ÏÏίÏκο (tsirco) n
Hebrew: קרקס (qirqas) m
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Italian: circo m
Japanese: ãµã¼ã«ã¹, æ²é¦¬å£, æ²è¸
Portuguese: circo
Romanian: cerc
Russian: ÑиÑк
Sardinian: circu, tzircu
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trans-top|round open space
Italian: circo m
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Portuguese: cruzamento
Russian: кÑÑÐ³Ð»Ð°Ñ Ð¿Ð»Ð¾ÑадÑ
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Latin

Etymology
From ancient Greek κίÏκοÏ, κÏίκοÏ

Noun
circus

  1. Ring, circle.

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