something formed or arranged in the shape of a circleThe flag was red with a large white circle.The monument consists of a circle of gigantic stones.
a ring of blue smoke
small fresh rounds of goat's cheese
a revolving disc with replaceable blades
She reached for a loop of garden hose.
For hand sewing, use an embroidery hoop to keep the fabric taut.
Police formed a cordon between the two crowds.
a group of people sharing an interest, activity, or upbringinga small circle of friends
a radical group within the Communist Party
He was a notable young actor in a company of rising stars.
the popular watering hole for the literary set
the Chicago school of economists
He was a member of the local youth club.
the Benedictine order of monks
the relationship between different social classes
the historical society
All the old crowd from my university days were there.
She waited until quiet settled on the assembly.
the National Youth Fellowship
the spread of stolen guns among the criminal fraternity
The country is run by a small clique of wealthy families.
The songs he recorded were written by a small coterie of dedicated writers.
a group of people sharing an interest, activity, or upbringingShe moved only in the most exalted circles.
the sphere of international politics
The publishing world had never seen an event quite like this.
She was involved in every area of the project.
The trees on the mountain within my range of vision had all been felled.
They are both experts in their field.
the local music scene
Sport just isn't my scene.
Cora dazzled all who came within her orbit.
the realm of politics
They stayed within their own social milieu.
to enclose in a circleThis is the ring road that circles the city.
The area is ringed by troops.
surround, , ,
The church was surrounded by a rusted wrought-iron fence.
The land was enclosed by an eight-foot wire fence.
Egypt is encompassed by the Mediterranean, Sudan, the Red Sea and Libya.
The Christians fled when they saw the city being compassed with armies.
the thick black cloud of smoke that enveloped the area
encircle, , ,
A forty-foot-high concrete wall encircles the jail.
a proposal to gird the river with a series of small hydroelectric dams
to move in a circle (around)There were two helicopters circling around.
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in the sense of area
a subject fieldShe was involved in every area of the project.
in the sense of assembly
a number of people gathered together for a meetingShe waited until quiet settled on the assembly.
hui (New Zealand),
runanga (New Zealand)
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Video: pronunciation of 'circle'
circle 的词库—— 柯林斯 英语词库