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Definition of circle
- Hockeyshort for striking circle.
- return to a past position or situation, especially in a way considered to be inevitable: the region is being forced to come full circle and repeat the errors of its tragic past now it seems the wheel has turned full circle—the western is being revived[with reference to Shakespeare's King Lear v. iii. 165, ‘The Wheele is come full circle’: by association with the wheel represented in mythology and literature as turned by Fortune and symbolizing mutability]
Old English, from Old French cercle, from Latin circulus 'small ring', diminutive of circus 'ring'