Crossword clues for circle
- A road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island
- Movement once around a course
- A plane curve generated by one point moving at a constant distance from a fixed point
- An unofficial association of people or groups
- Solzhenitsyn's "The First ___"
- Go around
- Social group
- Hora feature
- Plane figure
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Circle \Cir"cle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Circled; p. pr. & vb. n. Circling.] [OE. cerclen, F. cercler, fr. L. circulare to make round. See Circle, n., and cf. Circulate.]
To move around; to revolve around.
Other planets circle other suns.
To encompass, as by a circle; to surround; to inclose; to encircle.
Their heads are circled with a short turban.
So he lies, circled with evil.
To circle in, to confine; to hem in; to keep together; as, to circle bodies in.
--Sir K. Digby.
Circle \Cir"cle\, v. i. To move circularly; to form a circle; to circulate.
Thy name shall circle round the gaping through.
Circle \Cir"cle\ (s[~e]r"k'l), n. [OE. cercle, F. cercle, fr. L. circulus (Whence also AS. circul), dim. of circus circle, akin to Gr. kri`kos, ki`rkos, circle, ring. Cf. Circus, Circum-.]
A plane figure, bounded by a single curve line called its circumference, every part of which is equally distant from a point within it, called the center.
The line that bounds such a figure; a circumference; a ring.
(Astron.) An instrument of observation, the graduated limb of which consists of an entire circle.
Note: When it is fixed to a wall in an observatory, it is called a mural circle; when mounted with a telescope on an axis and in Y's, in the plane of the meridian, a meridian circle or transit circle; when involving the principle of reflection, like the sextant, a reflecting circle; and when that of repeating an angle several times continuously along the graduated limb, a repeating circle.
A round body; a sphere; an orb.
It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth.
--Is. xi. 22.
Compass; circuit; inclosure.
In the circle of this forest.
A company assembled, or conceived to assemble, about a central point of interest, or bound by a common tie; a class or division of society; a coterie; a set.
As his name gradually became known, the circle of his acquaintance widened.
A circular group of persons; a ring.
A series ending where it begins, and repeating itself.
Thus in a circle runs the peasant's pain.
(Logic) A form of argument in which two or more unproved statements are used to prove each other; inconclusive reasoning.
That heavy bodies descend by gravity; and, again, that gravity is a quality whereby a heavy body descends, is an impertinent circle and teaches nothing.
Indirect form of words; circumlocution. [R.]
Has he given the lie, In circle, or oblique, or semicircle.
A territorial division or district. Note: The Circles of the Holy Roman Empire, ten in number, were those principalities or provinces which had seats in the German Diet. Azimuth circle. See under Azimuth. Circle of altitude (Astron.), a circle parallel to the horizon, having its pole in the zenith; an almucantar. Circle of curvature. See Osculating circle of a curve (Below). Circle of declination. See under Declination. Circle of latitude.
(Astron.) A great circle perpendicular to the plane of the ecliptic, passing through its poles.
(Spherical Projection) A small circle of the sphere whose plane is perpendicular to the axis.
Circles of longitude, lesser circles parallel to the ecliptic, diminishing as they recede from it.
Circle of perpetual apparition, at any given place, the boundary of that space around the elevated pole, within which the stars never set. Its distance from the pole is equal to the latitude of the place.
Circle of perpetual occultation, at any given place, the boundary of the space around the depressed pole, within which the stars never rise.
Circle of the sphere, a circle upon the surface of the sphere, called a great circle when its plane passes through the center of the sphere; in all other cases, a small circle.
Diurnal circle. See under Diurnal.
Dress circle, a gallery in a theater, generally the one containing the prominent and more expensive seats.
Druidical circles (Eng. Antiq.), a popular name for certain ancient inclosures formed by rude stones circularly arranged, as at Stonehenge, near Salisbury.
Family circle, a gallery in a theater, usually one containing inexpensive seats.
Horary circles (Dialing), the lines on dials which show the hours.
Osculating circle of a curve (Geom.), the circle which touches the curve at some point in the curve, and close to the point more nearly coincides with the curve than any other circle. This circle is used as a measure of the curvature of the curve at the point, and hence is called circle of curvature.
Pitch circle. See under Pitch.
Vertical circle, an azimuth circle.
Voltaic circuit or Voltaic circle. See under Circuit.
To square the circle. See under Square.
Syn: Ring; circlet; compass; circuit; inclosure.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1300, "figure of a circle," from Old French cercle "circle, ring (for the finger); hoop of a helmet or barrel" (12c.), from Latin circulus "circular figure; small ring, hoop; circular orbit" (also source of Italian cerchio), diminutive of circus "ring" (see circus).\n
\nReplaced Old English trendel and hring. Late Old English used circul, from Latin, but only in an astronomical sense. Meaning "group of persons surrounding a center of interest" is from 1714 (it also was a secondary sense of Latin circulus); that of "coterie" is from 1640s (a sense also found in Latin circulus). To come full circle is in Shakespeare.
late 14c., cerclen, "to shape like a globe," also "to encompass or surround," from circle (n.). From c.1400 as "to set in a circular pattern;" mid-15c. as "to move in a circle." Related: Circled; circling. To circle the wagons, figuratively, "assume an alert defensive stance" is from 1969, from old Western movies.
n. 1 (lb en 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. 2 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. 3 Any thin three-dimensional equivalent of the geometric figures. 4 A curve that more or less forms part or all of a circle. 5 Orbit. 6 A specific group of persons. 7 (lb en cricket) A line comprising two semicircles of 30 yards radius centred on the wickets joined by straight lines parallel to the pitch used to enforce field restrictions in a one-day match. 8 (lb en Wicca) A ritual circle that is cast three times deosil and closes three times widdershins either in the air with a wand or literally with stones or other items used for worship. 9 (lb en South Africa) A traffic circle or roundabout. 10 (lb en obsolete) Compass; circuit; enclosure. 11 (lb en astronomy) An instrument of observation, whose graduated limb consists of an entire circle. When fixed to a wall in an observatory, it is called a ''mural circle''; when mounted with a telescope on an axis and in Y's, in the plane of the meridian, a ''meridian'' or ''transit circle''; when involving the principle of reflection, like the sextant, a ''reflecting circle''; and when that of repeating an angle several times continuously along the graduated limb, a ''repeating circle''. 12 A series ending where it begins, and repeating itself. 13 (lb en logic) A form of argument in which two or more unproved statements are used to prove each other; inconclusive reasoning. 14 Indirect form of words; circumlocution. 15 A territorial division or district. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To travel around along a curved path. 2 (context transitive English) To surround. 3 (context transitive English) To place or mark a circle around. 4 (context intransitive English) To travel in circles.
n. 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"
something approximating the shape of a circle; "the chairs were arranged in a circle"
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" [syn: dress circle]
any circular or rotating mechanism; "the machine punched out metal circles" [syn: round]
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ZIP Codes (1990): 59215
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In mathematics, a circle generally is the set of all points in a plane at a fixed distance from a fixed point. Sometimes, it is used to denote the disk bounded by this set.
Circle or circles may also refer to:
Circle is an experimental rock band, founded in Pori, Finland in 1991. Their eclectic style is "ever changing, ever Circular", classified into genres such as progressive, Krautrock, ambient, heavy metal, speed-kraut, and avant-rock, among others. On some albums they have defined themselves as New Wave of Finnish Heavy Metal (NWOFHM).
Circle is a collaborative album between producer Boom Bip and rapper/poet Doseone. It is the first album released on Mush Records and the only album ever recorded by the duo. In 2002, the album was released on The Leaf Label in Europe.
"Circle" is the third single from Marques Houston's third album Veteran. It reached #78 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Circle is the second album by Japanese pop singer Kaela Kimura, released on March 8, 2006.
Circle is a public artwork by Sadashi Inuzuka. The artwork is located in the ARTSPARK on the grounds of the Indianapolis Art Center (IAC) in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States.
A circle is a simple closed shape in Euclidean geometry. It is the set of all points in a plane that are at a given distance from a given point, the centre; equivalently it is the curve traced out by a point that moves so that its distance from a given point is constant. The distance between any of the points and the centre is called the radius.
A circle is a simple closed curve which divides the plane into two regions: an interior and an exterior. In everyday use, the term "circle" may be used interchangeably to refer to either the boundary of the figure, or to the whole figure including its interior; in strict technical usage, the circle is only the boundary and the whole figure is called a disk.
A circle may also be defined as a special kind of ellipse in which the two foci are coincident and the eccentricity is 0, or the two-dimensional shape enclosing the most area per unit perimeter squared, using calculus of variations.
It was released on VHS and DVD in the United Kingdom on 18 November 2002. The video includes Eddie performing a French version of his show with English subtitles.
The performance features many of Izzard's traditional themes, particularly religion (or "philosophies with some good ideas, and some fucking weird ones"). A discussion about Jesus' role in the three main Abrahamic faiths sees him "waiting offstage" in Judaism and playing on the same sporting team as Muhammad in Islam. This is counterpointed with a dialogue between a Crusader and his enemy in which both men are trying to kill the other "in the name of Jesus". He also mentions his impression that in Buddhism, Jesus is "Buddha's baby brother Benny".
The rigidity of religion is also lampooned, particularly as it relates to the Renaissance. Galileo's persecution by the Catholic Church is mentioned, although the man is eventually asked (in prison) "Galileo, Galileo, will you do the fandango?"
Several concepts featured in "Circle" have become well known among Izzard fans. Among these is a discussion of the Pope, specifically the names chosen by new popes, with the idea being that Popes John and John Paul will eventually be followed by Pope John Paul George and Ringo. A subsequent sequence talks about the renaming of a wartime pope as "Pope Gutless Bastard I" due to his refusal to condemn Adolf Hitler.
Another famous dialogue involves another appearance of "God and Jesus" (where God is represented by a James Mason impression). Among other issues, this dialogue involves God questioning the wisdom of Jesus being born on Christmas Day and dying at Easter, as well as involving "cannibalism" and "vampirism" in the new religion. The sequence culminates in suggestions of what else could have been used at the Last Supper, most notably "take these oysters, for they are my kneecaps".
Perhaps the most famous part of the routine, however, is Izzard's " Death Star Canteen", derived from Izzard's observation that there had to be some sort of source of food (such as a cafeteria) on the Death Star in the Star Wars movies. This observation results in an extended dialogue in which Darth Vader is attempting to order " Penne all'arrabbiata" for lunch, only to be forced to get a tray (which is wet) and later be forced to admit that he is "Jeff Vader" in order to get respect.
Circle was an avant garde jazz ensemble active in 1970 and 1971. The group arose from pianist Chick Corea's early 1970s trio with Dave Holland on bass and Barry Altschul on drums and percussion with the addition of Anthony Braxton in a leading role on several reed instruments. The group's earliest (and only studio) recordings were made in 1970 for the Blue Note label but not released until 1975 under Corea's name. A live double album appeared on the ECM label in 1972. These recordings document a period in which Corea's work was steeped in the jazz avant garde, prior to his complete shift to the jazz fusion orientation. Corea, Holland and Altschul also recorded the album A.R.C. for ECM in 1971, but it was not released under the band name Circle.
Circle is the eleventh studio album by Finnish heavy metal band Amorphis, released on 17 April 2013, through Victor Entertainment and on 19 April 2013, through Nuclear Blast. Recorded at Petrax Studio in Hollola and at 5K Studios in Helsinki, it is the first Amorphis album since Far from the Sun (2003) not to be produced by Marco Hietala, or to be based on the Finnish national epic Kalevala. Instead, Circle was produced by Peter Tägtgren and focuses on an original story penned by lyricist Pekka Kainulainen.
Circle is a 2014 film written and directed by director Atil Inac.
"Circle" was the third single from Boulder, Colorado-based rock band Big Head Todd and the Monsters' major label debut album Sister Sweetly, which eventually went platinum. It reached #21 on the Mainstream Rock Chart, with their first two singles, " Bittersweet" and " Broken Hearted Savior", also charting.
Big Head Todd & the Monsters performed "Circle" during an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman1. A music video was also made, which features the band playing the song live interspersed with clips of a dog chained to a post, running in circles while his master holds up sheets of OSB with various shapes painted on them.
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Circle is a peer-to-peer payments technology company utilizing bitcoin and traditional fiat currencies. Founded by Jeremy Allaire and Sean Neville in October 2013, Circle’s mobile payment platform, Circle Pay, allows users to hold, send, and receive traditional fiat currencies - similar to payment app Venmo. Circle Pay can also operate as a bitcoin wallet service to buy and sell bitcoins. In September 2015, Circle received the first BitLicense issued from the New York State Department of Financial Services. In April 2016, the British government approved the first virtual currency licensure to Circle. Circle is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
Circle is a 2015 American psychological thriller film written and directed by Aaron Hann and Mario Miscione. It stars an ensemble cast that includes Carter Jenkins, Lawrence Kao, Allegra Masters, Michael Nardelli, Julie Benz, Mercy Malick, Lisa Pelikan, and Cesar Garcia. It was inspired by the 1957 drama 12 Angry Men and was shot in 2014. It premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival on May 28, 2015, before being released to video-on-demand on October 16, 2015. In the film, fifty people wake up in a darkened room, only to find that one of them is killed every two minutes or when they attempt to leave. When they realize that they can control which person is selected to die, blocs emerge based on personal values.
Usage examples of "circle".
Tim had always found himself especially attuned to the deserted charms of Candie Gardens in winter, enjoying the bare traceries of the trees and the widened harbour view, the few points of colour against the monochrome background - the red and pink of the camellias near the top gate, the hanging yellow bells of the winter-flowering abutilon with their red clappers, even the iridescence of the mallard drake circling the largest of the ponds with his speckled mate.
These were the silent, empty remains of the accelerator ring that had once circled the planet, that had created the antimatter that fueled its economy, that had berthed its ships, warehoused its goods, and supported the lives of eighty million people.
Clean and trim a large striped bass, cut two incisions across the back, tie in a circle, and boil slowly in salted and acidulated water for forty minutes.
There were deep circles under his eyes, his skin was red and swollen from the acne that ran across it.
All he wanted now was the chance to show everyone in their circle of friends his acumen and his strength of purpose.
An acutely satiric man in an English circle, that does not resort to the fist for a reply to him, may almost satiate the excessive fury roused in his mind by an illogical people of a provocative prosperity, mainly tongueless or of leaden tongue above the pressure of their necessities, as he takes them to be.
Typically readers simply circle a number that corresponds to an advertiser, and the publication forwards the cards to the company, which can follow up with a phone contact or by sending requested literature.
The way that extreme service works k best exemplified by a story that has been circulating in advertising and marketing circles for years.
The relation- ship between editorial and advertising is much closer in trade publishing than it is in consumer circles.
Lieutenant Kurt and the Chinese aeronaut and a dead cow, and much other uncongenial company, in the huge circle of the Whirlpool two and a quarter miles away.
Finning itself into a frenzy, the afanc began swimming in circles above the group.
He made twisting motions to get the idea across to Alb, but the young man just stood there stupidly, no doubt listening to the gibes of his own circle of friends.
The alcalde took his station near the trunk of the great oak, and summoned the prisoners and their accusers before him, while the crowd gathered in a grim and stern-faced circle around this improvised courtroom.
All the other customers had been thrown hundreds of yards away in every direction, and the merchandise had exploded into its component ions, except for the alembic, which sat in the center of the circle shining like an atomic pile.
The Amar knelt beside him in their circle lying hidden outside a broad clearing.