Circling
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]


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  • circling — turas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Lenktynių, varžybų etapas. kilmė pranc. tour – sukinys atitikmenys: angl. circling; round; turn vok. Gang, m; Runde, f; Spielrunde, f; Spieltag, m rus. тур …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • circling — turas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Sportinių žaidimų varžybų dalis, kurioje rungtyniauja tam tikras tose varžybose dalyvaujančių komandų skaičius (dalis komandų). Komandos žaidžia tarpusavyje po vienas rungtynes. kilmė… …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • circling — noun A circular motion …   Wiktionary

  • Circling —    The pre selling of an issue by taking orders from prospective customers …   Financial and business terms

  • circling — cir·cling (surґkling) walking in a circle, as that done by animals with listeriosis and other central nervous system disorders …   Medical dictionary

  • circling — Synonyms and related words: alternate, ambient, beating, cincture, circuition, circuitousness, circuitry, circularity, circulation, circumambience, circumambiency, circumambient, circumambulation, circumcincture, circumferential, circumflex,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • circling — cir·cle || sɜːkl n. ring shaped geometric figure, round figure; group, society v. surround, encircle; go around in a circle …   English contemporary dictionary

  • circling — present part of circle …   Useful english dictionary

  • Circling In — Studio album by Chick Corea Released 1975 …   Wikipedia

  • circling the drain — If someone is circling the drain, they are very near death and have little time to live. The phrase can also describe a project or plan or campaign that that is on the brink of failure …   The small dictionary of idiomes

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