Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An amphitheatrical circle for sports; a circus.
  • n. Circumcision.
  • v. To circumcise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An amphitheatrical circle for sports; a circus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A prehistoric stone circle.
  • n. An abbreviation of circa.
  • n. An abbreviation of Latin circiter (about)
  • n. of circum; and of circus.

Etymologies

See circus. (Wiktionary)
From circumcision/circumcise by shortening. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Used by knitters as a shortened form of "circular needles", which is a pair of knitting needles joined by a flexible cable.

    December 14, 2012