circle

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. encircle, ring, girdle; circumnavigate; circumscribe, compass. —n. circumference; circuit; ring, circlet; disk; set, clique. See party, circularity, circumscription.
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(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A round closed plane figure]
Syn. ring, loop, wheel, sphere, globe, disk, hoop, halo, orb, orbit, round, roundlet, annulus, circlet, crown, corona, zodiac, aureole, circus, bowl, stadium, vortex, cirque, horizon, circumference, perimeter, periphery, full turn, revolution, circuit, meridian, parallel of latitude, equator, ecliptic, Great circle, colure, cordon, band, bracelet, belt, collar, wreath; see also ball 1 , circuit , curve 1 , disk .
2. [An endless sequence of events]
Syn. cycle, round, course, series, succession, continuation, range, period, epicycle, cause and effect, systole and diastole; see also progress 1 , sequence 1 , series .
3. [A coterie]
Syn. set, group, society; see clique , gathering .
See Synonym Study at clique .
come full circle,
Syn. go through a cycle, go through a series, come around, come back, revert; see also return 1 .
v.
Syn. round, encircle, surround, compass, girdle, loop, tour, circumnavigate, orbit, ring, belt, embrace, gird, encompass, wind about, rotate, revolve around, circumscribe, hedge in, curve around, circuit, enclose, ensphere, cincture, spiral, compass about, coil, circulate, detour, wind, roll, wheel, swing past, go around, skirt, evade, circumambulate; see also surround 1 , turn 1 .
Ant. divide*, bisect, cut across.
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
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n.
1. ring loop, oval, disc, orb, round, compass, hoop, halo, wheel, orbit, sphere, globe, circuit, coil, circlet, crown.
2. cycle revolution, series, period, progression, round.
3. associates group, coterie, crowd, clique, fraternity, sorority, gang, assembly.
4. sphere of interest domain, realm, range, field, province, dominion, bailiwick.
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v.
go around, circumnavigate, encircle, surround, ring, encompass, circumscribe, wheel, roll, loop, pivot, reel.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. A closed plane curve everywhere equidistant from a fixed point or something shaped like this: band1, circuit, disk, gyre, ring1, wheel. Archaic: orb. See GEOMETRY. 2. A course, process, or journey that ends where it began or repeats itself: circuit, cycle, orbit, round, tour, turn. See REPETITION. 3. A group of people sharing an interest, activity, or achievement: crowd, group, set2. See GROUP. 4. A particular social group: clique, coterie, crowd, set2. Informal: bunch, gang. See GROUP. 5. A sphere of activity, experience, study, or interest: area, arena, bailiwick, department, domain, field, orbit, province, realm, scene, subject, terrain, territory, world. Slang: bag. See TERRITORY. II verb 1. To shut in on all sides: begird, beset, compass, encircle, encompass, environ, gird, girdle, hedge, hem, ring1, surround. See OPEN. 2. To move or cause to move in circles or around an axis: circumvolve, gyrate, orbit, revolve, rotate, turn, wheel. See MOVE, REPETITION.

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