form a circle round

form a circle round
index circumscribe (surround by boundary), encompass (surround)

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  • circle — n. & v. n. 1 a a round plane figure whose circumference is everywhere equidistant from its centre. b the line enclosing a circle. 2 a roundish enclosure or structure. 3 a ring. 4 a curved upper tier of seats in a theatre etc. (dress circle). 5 a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Circle — Cir cle, v. i. To move circularly; to form a circle; to circulate. [1913 Webster] Thy name shall circle round the gaping through. Byron. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • circle — I UK [ˈsɜː(r)k(ə)l] / US [ˈsɜrk(ə)l] noun [countable] Word forms circle : singular circle plural circles *** 1) a) a round shape consisting of a curved line that completely encloses a space and is the same distance from the centre at every point …   English dictionary

  • round — adj., n., adv., prep., & v. adj. 1 shaped like or approximately like a circle, sphere, or cylinder; having a convex or circular outline or surface; curved, not angular. 2 done with or involving circular motion. 3 a entire, continuous, complete (a …   Useful english dictionary

  • round dance — noun 1. a folk dance; dancers form a circle • Syn: ↑ring dance • Hypernyms: ↑folk dancing, ↑folk dance • Hyponyms: ↑schottische 2. a ballroom dance characterized by revolving movement …   Useful english dictionary

  • round — I [[t]raʊnd[/t]] adj. round•er, round•est, n. adv. prep. v. 1) having a flat, circular form, as a disk or hoop 2) curved like part of a circle, as an outline 3) having a circular cross section, as a cylinder 4) spherical or globular, as a ball 5) …   From formal English to slang

  • circle — cir|cle1 [ sɜrkl ] noun count *** 1. ) a round shape consisting of a curved line that completely encloses a space and is the same distance from the center at every point. Something in the shape of a circle is circular: a mathematical calculation… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • round — round1 [round] adj. [ME < OFr roont < L rotundus: see ROTUND] 1. shaped like a ball; spherical; globular 2. a) shaped like a circle, ring, or disk; circular b) shaped like a cylinder (in having a circular cross section); cylindrical 3 …   English World dictionary

  • Round — Round, a. [OF. roond, roont, reond, F. rond, fr. L. rotundus, fr. rota wheel. See {Rotary}, and cf. {Rotund}, {roundel}, {Rundlet}.] 1. Having every portion of the surface or of the circumference equally distant from the center; spherical;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Round bodies — Round Round, a. [OF. roond, roont, reond, F. rond, fr. L. rotundus, fr. rota wheel. See {Rotary}, and cf. {Rotund}, {roundel}, {Rundlet}.] 1. Having every portion of the surface or of the circumference equally distant from the center; spherical;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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