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Meaning of CIRCULATE

Pronunciation:  'surkyu`leyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  cause to move around; "circulate a rumor"
  2. [v]  cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"
  3. [v]  become widely known and passed on; "the rumor spread"; "the story went around in the office"
  4. [v]  move around freely; "She circulates among royalty"
  5. [v]  move through a space, circuit or system, returning to the starting point, as of air or liquids; "Blood flows in my veins"; "The air here does not circulate"
  6. [v]  cause to move in a circuit or system; "The fan circulates the air in the room"
  7. [v]  cause to be distributed; "This letter is circulating among the faculty"
  8. [v]  move in circles

CIRCULATE is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: broadcast, circle, circularise, circularize, diffuse, disperse, disseminate, distribute, distribute, mobilise, mobilize, pass around, pass around, pass on, propagate, spread
 See Also: air, bare, carry, circulate, circulate, convect, course, displace, displace, drift, flow, generalise, generalize, go, go, go around, locomote, locomote, loop, move, move, move, orbit, popularise, popularize, publicise, publicize, revolve, run, run, scatter, send around, sough, sow, spread, spread out, travel, travel, troll, utter, ventilate, vulgarise, vulgarize



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cir"cu*late\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Ciorculated}; P.
    pr. & vb. n. {Circulating}.] [L. circulatus, p. p. of
    circulare, v. t., to surround, make round, circulari, v. i.,
    to gather into a circle. See {Circle}.]
    1. To move in a circle or circuitously; to move round and
       return to the same point; as, the blood circulates in the
       body. --Boyle.
    2. To pass from place to place, from person to person, or
       from hand to hand; to be diffused; as, money circulates; a
       story circulates.
    {Circulating decimal}. See {Decimal}.
    {Circulating library}, a library whose books are loaned to
       the public, usually at certain fixed rates.
    {Circulating medium}. See {Medium}.
  2. \Cir"cu*late\, v. t.
    To cause to pass from place to place, or from person to
    person; to spread; as, to circulate a report; to circulate
    bills of credit.
    {Circulating pump}. See under {Pump}.
    Syn: To spread; diffuse; propagate; disseminate.
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