Circle Cir"cle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Circled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Circling}.] [OE. cerclen, F. cercler, fr. L. circulare to make round. See {Circle}, n., and cf. {Circulate}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To move around; to revolve around. [1913 Webster]

Other planets circle other suns. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. To encompass, as by a circle; to surround; to inclose; to encircle. --Prior. Pope. [1913 Webster]

Their heads are circled with a short turban. --Dampier. [1913 Webster]

So he lies, circled with evil. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

{To circle in}, to confine; to hem in; to keep together; as, to circle bodies in. --Sir K. Digby. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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