Circle n. means: Compass; circuit; inclosure.

Circle n. means: Compass; circuit; inclosure.

Circle (n.) means: Compass; circuit; inclosure.

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Circle (n.): An instrument of observation, the graduated limb of which consists of an entire circle.

Annulus (n.): The solid formed by a circle revolving around a line which is the plane of the circle but does not cut it.

Quadrant (n.): The quarter of a circle, or of the circumference of a circle, an arc of 90¡, or one subtending a right angle at the center.

Circlet (n.): A little circle; esp., an ornament for the person, having the form of a circle; that which encircles, as a ring, a bracelet, or a headband.

Radius (n.): A right line drawn or extending from the center of a circle to the periphery; the semidiameter of a circle or sphere.

Epicycloid (n.): A curve traced by a point in the circumference of a circle which rolls on the convex side of a fixed circle.

Epicycle (n.): A circle which rolls on the circumference of another circle, either externally or internally.

Hypocycloid (n.): A curve traced by a point in the circumference of a circle which rolls on the concave side in the fixed circle. Cf. Epicycloid, and Trochoid.

Circle (n.): To encompass, as by a circle; to surround; to inclose; to encircle.

Circle (v. i.): To move circularly; to form a circle; to circulate.

Segment (n.): A part cut off from a figure by a line or plane; especially, that part of a circle contained between a chord and an arc of that circle, or so much of the circle as is cut off by the chord; as, the segment acb in the Illustration.

Epicycle (n.): A circle, whose center moves round in the circumference of a greater circle; or a small circle, whose center, being fixed in the deferent of a planet, is carried along with the deferent, and yet, by its own peculiar motion, carries the body of the planet fastened to it round its proper center.

Pole (n.): A point upon the surface of a sphere equally distant from every part of the circumference of a great circle; or the point in which a diameter of the sphere perpendicular to the plane of such circle meets the surface. Such a point is called the pole of that circle; as, the pole of the horizon; the pole of the ecliptic; the pole of a given meridian.

Ring (n.): The solid generated by the revolution of a circle, or other figure, about an exterior straight line (as an axis) lying in the same plane as the circle or other figure.

Meridian (a.): A great circle on the surface of the earth, passing through the poles and any given place; also, the half of such a circle included between the poles.

Cycloid (n.): A curve generated by a point in the plane of a circle when the circle is rolled along a straight line, keeping always in the same plane.

Encircle (v. t.): To form a circle about; to inclose within a circle or ring; to surround; as, to encircle one in the arms; the army encircled the city.

Hypotrochoid (n.): A curve, traced by a point in the radius, or radius produced, of a circle which rolls upon the concave side of a fixed circle. See Hypocycloid, Epicycloid, and Trochoid.

Homography (n.): A relation between two figures, such that to any point of the one corresponds one and but one point in the other, and vise versa. Thus, a tangent line rolling on a circle cuts two fixed tangents of the circle in two sets of points that are homographic.

Semicircle (n.): The half of a circle; the part of a circle bounded by its diameter and half of its circumference.

Describe (v. t.): To represent by drawing; to draw a plan of; to delineate; to trace or mark out; as, to describe a circle by the compasses; a torch waved about the head in such a way as to describe a circle.

Orb (n.): A circle; esp., a circle, or nearly circular orbit, described by the revolution of a heavenly body; an orbit.

Orthodromics (n.): The art of sailing in a direct course, or on the arc of a great circle, which is the shortest distance between any two points on the surface of the globe; great-circle sailing; orthodromy.

Ruelle (n.): A private circle or assembly at a private house; a circle.

Secant (a.): A right line drawn from the center of a circle through one end of a circular arc, and terminated by a tangent drawn from the other end; the number expressing the ratio line of this line to the radius of the circle. See Trigonometrical function, under Function.

Cyclopaedia (n.): The circle or compass of the arts and sciences (originally, of the seven so-called liberal arts and sciences); circle of human knowledge. Hence, a work containing, in alphabetical order, information in all departments of knowledge, or on a particular department or branch; as, a cyclopedia of the physical sciences, or of mechanics. See Encyclopedia.

Almucantar (n.): A small circle of the sphere parallel to the horizon; a circle or parallel of altitude. Two stars which have the same almucantar have the same altitude. See Almacantar.

Antarctic (a.): Opposite to the northern or arctic pole; relating to the southern pole or to the region near it, and applied especially to a circle, distant from the pole 23¡ 28/. Thus we say the antarctic pole, circle, ocean, region, current, etc.

Roundlet (n.): A little circle.

Circling (p. pr. & vb. n.): of Circle

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Great Circle means: The largest circle which can be inscribed on a sphere by a plane that cuts through the center of the sphere. On the earth, the equator is a great circle, as are all the meridians of longitude which pass through both poles. The shortest distance between two points on the earth's surface lies along the great circle which connects the two points.

CIRCLE means: Circle is old British slang for the vagina.

roundabout means: n traffic circle; rotary. The device put into the road as a snare for learner drivers and foreigners. Everyone has to drive around in a circle until they see their selected exit road, at which point they must fight through the other traffic on the roundabout in a valiant attempt to leave it. Roundabouts do exist in the U.S. (predominantly in Massachusetts) but in the U.K. theyÂ’re all over the place - there is no such thing as a four-way-stop.

Fake means: One circle of a coil or rope. To coil or arrange a rope ornamentally with each fake flat, or almost flat, on the deck, usually in a circle or figure:of:eight pattern. Sometimes called "Cheesing down".

Swinging Circle, Swinging Room means: The distance a boat can move around its anchor. Swinging room is important because if other boats or objects are within a boat's swinging circle they may collide.

COT means: Circle Of Trust

Plimsoll Line means: (1) The mark stencilled in and painted on a ship's side, designated by a circle and horizontal lines to mark the highest permissible load water lines under different conditions. (2) The original "Plimsoll Mark" was a circle with a horizontal line through it to show the maximum draft of a ship. This symbol, also called an international load line or Plimsoll line, indicates the maximum safe draft, and therefore the minimum freeboard for the vessel in various operating conditions.

doughnuts (doughies) means: doing burnouts in a circle

Circle means: Refers to one's chosen gay family.

tourner autour du pot means: beat around the bush (lit.: circle around the pot)

circle means: To marry. Changing tires on a car is a cinch.

JUGGLING THE CIRCLE means: Missing a train-order hoop

vulture means: To circle at the top of a hill waiting for slower "friends".

Order of the Blue Nose means: One who has crossed the Arctic Circle in a ship.

circle means: To marry. I hear Heddie and Clyde got circled last week.

dogpack means: A circle of male friends, a clique. I don't know a doggone thing about that.

Azimuth Circle means: Circular instrument which is fitted on top of a compass and used to take bearings of objects.

hamster wheel means: Being on a treadmill, or vicious circle, as in having a boring nine-to-five job, or a drug habit.

C-15 means: From some mythical form where the circle you filled out for "race = black" was column c, number 15.

Hawk Circle means: The orbiting stack of aircraft waiting to land on the carrier.

Circle means: An instrument of observation, the graduated limb of which consists of an entire circle.

Annulus means: The solid formed by a circle revolving around a line which is the plane of the circle but does not cut it.

Quadrant means: The quarter of a circle, or of the circumference of a circle, an arc of 90¡, or one subtending a right angle at the center.

Circlet means: A little circle; esp., an ornament for the person, having the form of a circle; that which encircles, as a ring, a bracelet, or a headband.

Radius means: A right line drawn or extending from the center of a circle to the periphery; the semidiameter of a circle or sphere.

Epicycloid means: A curve traced by a point in the circumference of a circle which rolls on the convex side of a fixed circle.

Epicycle means: A circle which rolls on the circumference of another circle, either externally or internally.

Hypocycloid means: A curve traced by a point in the circumference of a circle which rolls on the concave side in the fixed circle. Cf. Epicycloid, and Trochoid.

Circle means: To encompass, as by a circle; to surround; to inclose; to encircle.

Circle means: To move circularly; to form a circle; to circulate.

Segment means: A part cut off from a figure by a line or plane; especially, that part of a circle contained between a chord and an arc of that circle, or so much of the circle as is cut off by the chord; as, the segment acb in the Illustration.

Epicycle means: A circle, whose center moves round in the circumference of a greater circle; or a small circle, whose center, being fixed in the deferent of a planet, is carried along with the deferent, and yet, by its own peculiar motion, carries the body of the planet fastened to it round its proper center.

Pole means: A point upon the surface of a sphere equally distant from every part of the circumference of a great circle; or the point in which a diameter of the sphere perpendicular to the plane of such circle meets the surface. Such a point is called the pole of that circle; as, the pole of the horizon; the pole of the ecliptic; the pole of a given meridian.

Ring means: The solid generated by the revolution of a circle, or other figure, about an exterior straight line (as an axis) lying in the same plane as the circle or other figure.

Meridian means: A great circle on the surface of the earth, passing through the poles and any given place; also, the half of such a circle included between the poles.

Didactically means: In a didactic manner.

Foolishly means: In a foolish manner.

Look means: To direct the attention (to something); to consider; to examine; as, to look at an action.

Nomarch means: The chief magistrate of a nome or nomarchy.

Snub means: To clip or break off the end of; to check or stunt the growth of; to nop.

WOBBLY means: Wobbly is British slang for erratic, neurotic or extreme behaviour.

gism means: Noun. Semen. Less usual spelling of 'jism'.

rev means: Revolting, ugly. That dress is so rev; take it off!

cheapskate means: A stingy person, tightwad. Your new jersey is chauncy!

stiff means: A corpse. Delbert lives somewhere way out in the sticks.

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