|Origin:||cercle, from Latin circulus, from circus; CIRCUS|
cir‧cle1 S2 W2 [countable]
a completely round shape, like the letter O:
Draw a circle 10cm in diameter.
Cut the pastry into circles.
a group of people or things arranged in the shape of a circle:
arranged in circle
The children stood round in a circle.
a circle of chairs
a group of people who know each other and meet regularly, or who have similar interests or jobs
group of people
a circle of friends
Johnson was part of the president's inner circle (=the people who have the most influence).
the upper floor of a theatre, that has seats arranged in curved rows [= balcony American English]
to think or argue about something without deciding anything or making progress
6 also turn full circle British English
to end in the same situation in which you began, even though there have been changes in the time in between:
Sooner or later, fashion comes full circle.