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Meaning & Definition of Circus in English

English

Circus

/sərkəs/

noun

1. A travelling company of entertainers

  • Including trained animals
  • "He ran away from home to join the circus"
    synonym:
  • circus

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

  • "The children always love to go to the circus"
    synonym:
  • circus

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

  • "It was so funny it was a circus"
  • "The whole occasion had a carnival atmosphere"
    synonym:
  • circus
  • ,
  • carnival

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

    synonym:
  • circus

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

  • "They used the elephants to help put up the circus"
    synonym:
  • circus

6. A genus of haws comprising the harriers

    synonym:
  • Circus
  • ,
  • genus Circus

Examples of using

Life is one big circus.
That is a circus!
The kids were excited about the arrival of the circus.