Definition of CIRCUS

noun : CIRCUS

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 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" ;

  • 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" ;


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