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circus meaning and definition

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Definition of circus (noun)

  1. a travelling company of entertainers; including trained animals
    • "he ran away from home to join the circus"
  2. a performance given by a traveling company of acrobats, clowns, and trained animals
    • "the children always love to go to the 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"
    • synonyms: carnival
  4. (antiquity) an open-air stadium for chariot races and gladiatorial games
  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"
  6. a genus of haws comprising the harriers
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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