American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- prep. In approximately; about: born circa 1900.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- About; at or near a date given, when the exact time is not known: as, circa a. d. 500. Abbreviated circ., ca., or c.
GNU Webster's 1913
- prep. Approximately; about; commonly abbreviated
ca.; -- used especially before dates and numerical measures.
- From Latin circa. (Wiktionary)
- Latin circā, from circum, around (probably on the model of adverbs like intrā, within), from circus, circle; see circle. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Last words, for now, go to Chris Stein circa 1978.”
“In her best performance, Joan Fontaine plays a meek woman who falls for a composer (Louis Jordan) in circa 1900 Vienna.”
“The PC crowd moved in circa 1970, and they have been preaching from the “Ugly America” bible ever since.”
“Here, therefore, Al – Islam at once avoided the deplorable assumption of the Hebrews and the Christians, — an error which has been so injurious to their science and their progress, — of placing their “firstman” in circa B.C. 4000 or somewhat subsequent to the building of the Pyramids: the”
“This is where it all started for me published in Finnish circa 1985, as I was just learning to read.”
“If a group becomes too popular (say Led Zeppelin circa 1976) they can get a better deal for themselves and reduce the margins of the companies.”
“Great Britain circa 1985: time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodos are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, very seriously.”
“Suppose you're the CEO of a publicly traded record label circa 2000 and Napster is taking off.”
“Another one-album wonder from the Brain label circa early seventies Germany, YATHA SIDHRA came and went in the blink of an eye, in the process leaving behind a curious addition to the Krautrock genre.”
“700 Hindu Brahmins/Pandits were forcibly converted to Islam during the reign of Sikandar Butshikan sometime in circa 1400 ACE.”
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