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1. circle  (noun) 
movement once around a course; "he drove an extra lap just for insurance"

  Also known as: lap, circuit

  More Specific:
pace lap - the first lap of a car race that prepares the cars for a fast start
victory lap / lap of honour - a lap by the winning person or team run to celebrate the victory

  More Generic:
    locomotion     travel

2. circle  (noun) 
any circular or rotating mechanism; "the machine punched out metal circles"

  Also known as: round

  More Specific:
disk / disc - a flat circular plate

  More Generic:
    rotating mechanism

3. circle  (noun) 
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"

  Also known as: dress circle

  Part Meronym:
    theater     theatre     house

  More Generic:
    seating     seats     seating room     seating area

4. circle  (noun) 
street names for flunitrazepan

  More Generic:
    flunitrazepan     Rohypnol

5. circle  (noun) 
a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island; "the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary"

  Also known as: traffic circle, rotary, roundabout

  Part Meronym:
    road     route

  More Generic:

6. circle  (noun) 
an unofficial association of people or groups; "the smart set goes there"; "they were an angry lot"

  Also known as: set, band, lot

  More Specific:
car pool - a small group of car drivers who arrange to take turns driving while the others are passengers
clique / coterie / ingroup / inner circle / pack / camp - an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
cohort - a band of warriors (originally a unit of a Roman Legion)
conspiracy / confederacy - a group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose
Four Hundred - the exclusive social set of a city
horsy set / horsey set - a set of people sharing a devotion to horses and horseback riding and horse racing
jet set - a set of rich and fashionable people who travel widely for pleasure
party / company - a band of people associated temporarily in some activity

  More Generic:
    social group

7. circle  (noun) 
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"

  More Specific:
circle of curvature / osculating circle - the circle that touches a curve (on the concave side) and whose radius is the radius of curvature
circlet - a small circle
equator - a circle dividing a sphere or other surface into two usually equal and symmetrical parts
epicycle - a circle that rolls around (inside or outside) another circle

  More Generic:
    ellipse     oval

8. circle  (noun) 
something approximating the shape of a circle; "the chairs were arranged in a circle"

  More Generic:
    shape     form

9. circle  (verb) 
form a circle around; "encircle the errors"

  Also known as: encircle

  More Generic:
    shape     form

10. circle  (verb) 
travel around something; "circle the globe"

  More Specific:
circumambulate / walk around - walk around something
circumnavigate / compass - travel around, either by plane or ship
revolve around / circle around / circle round - move around in a circular motion

  More Generic:
    travel     go     move     locomote

11. circle  (verb) 
move in circles

  Also known as: circulate

  More Specific:
orbit / revolve - move in an orbit
troll - circulate, move around
loop - fly loops, perform a loop
loop - move in loops

  More Generic:
    travel     go     move     locomote

12. circle  (verb) 
be around; "Developments surround the town"; "The river encircles the village"

  Also known as: surround, environ, encircle, round, ring

  More Specific:
twine - coil around
wreath / wreathe - encircle with or as if with a wreath
girth / girt / begird / gird - encircle or bind
cloister - surround with a cloister, as of a garden

  More Generic:
    hold     bear     carry     contain


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