I had been on battle-fields before, but this was a circle out of hell set 'round us there.
Orontius squared the circle out of all comprehension; but he was killed by a feather from his own wing.
Cut a circle out for the crown and slip the lawn over the frame.
To-morrow—tomorrow he could take her up into the blue-green sky, circle out over the sea of grass for a short testing flight.
I thought I could go down this draw a ways and then circle out and get back to my ranch.
Wallace made a circle out of his fingers to Coxine and the giant pirate nodded.
Westminster was to have been the core of the matter, which was to circle out concentrically to the City and the suburbs.
c.1300, "figure of a circle," from Old French cercle "circle, ring (for the finger); hoop of a helmet or barrel" (12c.), from Latin circulus "circular figure; small ring, hoop; circular orbit" (also source of Italian cerchio), diminutive of circus "ring" (see circus).
Replaced Old English trendel and hring. Late Old English used circul, from Latin, but only in an astronomical sense. Meaning "group of persons surrounding a center of interest" is from 1714 (it also was a secondary sense of Latin circulus); that of "coterie" is from 1640s (a sense also found in Latin circulus). To come full circle is in Shakespeare.
late 14c., cerclen, "to shape like a globe," also "to encompass or surround," from circle (n.). From c.1400 as "to set in a circular pattern;" mid-15c. as "to move in a circle." Related: Circled; circling. To circle the wagons, figuratively, "assume an alert defensive stance" is from 1969, from old Western movies.
circle cir·cle (sûr'kəl)
A ring-shaped structure or group of structures.
A line or process with every point equidistant from the center.