Meaning of 'circus'

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Meaning of ‘circus’

5 definitions found.



a performance given by a traveling company of acrobats, clowns, and trained animals

Example: "the children always love to go to the circus"


a frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a large public entertainment

Example: "it was so funny it was a circus"

Synonyms: carnival


an arena consisting of an oval or circular area enclosed by tiers of seats and usually covered by a tent

Example: "they used the elephants to help put up the circus"


(antiquity) an open-air stadium for chariot races and gladiatorial games


a travelling company of entertainers

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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