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  1. circle

    • IPA[ˈsəːkl]

    英式

    • n.
      a round plane figure whose boundary (the circumference) consists of points equidistant from a fixed point (the centre);something in the shape of a circle
    • v.
      move all the way around (someone or something), especially more than once;move in a wide loop back towards one's starting point
    • noun: circle, plural noun: circles

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    名詞

    • 1. a round plane figure whose boundary (the circumference) consists of points equidistant from a fixed point (the centre) draw a circle with a compass
    • something in the shape of a circle the lamp spread a circle of light they all sat round in a circle 同義詞 ring, round, band, hoop, circlet, ... 更多
    • a dark circular mark below each eye caused by illness or tiredness she was pale and rather beautiful, with dark circles around deep, exhausted eyes
    • British a curved upper tier of seats in a theatre or cinema she sat in the front row of the circle
    • short for striking circle
    • 2. a group of people with a shared profession, interests, or acquaintances she did not normally move in such exalted circles 同義詞 group, set, ring, company, body, ... 更多

    動詞

    • n.
      a situation in which a group of people engage in self-indulgent or self-gratifying behaviour, ... those award ceremonies are big circle jerks

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      a situation in which a group of people engage in self-indulgent or self-gratifying behavior, ... those award ceremonies are big circle jerks

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • n.
      a small group of people privileged to receive confidential information or make important decisions: her magic circle of friends and advisers

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      the first level of seats above the ground floor in a theatre.

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      another term for meridian circle

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      a great circle of the celestial sphere whose diameter runs from zenith to nadir.

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • n.
      an exclusive group close to the center of power of an organization or movement, regarded as ... he is set to kick out three of the most revered business leaders from his inner circle of advisers

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • n.
      a period in the school day when young children gather in a circle to participate in a guided ... he misbehaved during circle time

    Oxford Dictionary

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    • IPA[ˈsərk(ə)l]

    美式

    • n.
      a round plane figure whose boundary (the circumference) consists of points equidistant from a ... draw a circle with a compass
    • v.
      move all the way around (someone or something), especially more than once: we circled around the island the two dogs circle each other with hackles raised

    Oxford American Dictionary