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Meaning of CIRCUS

Pronunciation:  'surkus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  performance given by a traveling company of acrobats clowns and trained animals; "the children always love to go to the circus"
  2. [n]  a frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a circus or carnival; "it was so funny it was a circus"; "the whole occasion had a carnival atmosphere"
  3. [n]  a genus of haws comprising the harriers
  4. [n]  an arena consisting of an oval or circular area enclosed by tiers of seats and usually covered by a tent; "they used the elephants to help put up the circus"
  5. [n]  (ancient Rome) an open-air stadium for chariot races and gladiatorial games
  6. [n]  a travelling company of entertainers; including trained animals; "he ran away from home to join the circus"

CIRCUS is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: carnival, genus Circus
 See Also: Accipitridae, arena, big top, bird genus, bowl, Circus Aeruginosus, Circus cyaneus, Circus pygargus, circus tent, company, disturbance, family Accipitridae, harrier, hen harrier, marsh harrier, marsh hawk, Montagu's harrier, northern harrier, round top, scene of action, show, stadium, three-ring circus, top, troupe



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cir"cus\, n.; pl. {Circuses}. [L. circus circle, ring,
circus (in sense 1). See {Circle}, and cf. {Cirque}.]
1. (Roman Antiq.) A level oblong space surrounded on three
   sides by seats of wood, earth, or stone, rising in tiers
   one above another, and divided lengthwise through the
   middle by a barrier around which the track or course was
   laid out. It was used for chariot races, games, and public

Note: The Circus Maximus at Rome could contain more than
      100,000 spectators. --Harpers' Latin Dict.

2. A circular inclosure for the exhibition of feats of
   horsemanship, acrobatic displays, etc. Also, the company
   of performers, with their equipage.

3. Circuit; space; inclosure. [R.]

         The narrow circus of my dungeon wall. --Byron.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are having a terrific time at a circus means your satisfaction and contentment with your current surroundings. But to dream that you are just at the circus means that you are being misunderstood in some way. You are giving off the wrong impression to others. Dreaming that there is chaos at the circus means that your life is out of control.
Thesaurus Terms
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