Circulating library

Circulating library
Circulate Cir"cu*late, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Circulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Circulating}.] [L. circulatus, p. p. of circulare, v. t., to surround, make round, circulari, v. i., to gather into a circle. See {Circle}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To move in a circle or circuitously; to move round and return to the same point; as, the blood circulates in the body. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

2. To pass from place to place, from person to person, or from hand to hand; to be diffused; as, money circulates; a story circulates. [1913 Webster]

{Circulating decimal}. See {Decimal}.

{Circulating library}, a library whose books are loaned to the public, usually at certain fixed rates.

{Circulating medium}. See {Medium}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • circulating library — n. a library which loans books or other materials for use elsewhere, sometimes for a daily fee …   English World dictionary

  • circulating library — library where books can be borrowed …   English contemporary dictionary

  • circulating library — noun library that provides books for use outside the building • Syn: ↑lending library • Hypernyms: ↑library, ↑depository library …   Useful english dictionary

  • circulating library — 1. a library whose books can be borrowed by its members or subscribers. 2. See lending library. [1735 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • circulating library — noun historical a small library with books lent for a fee …   English new terms dictionary

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