Translation of circle in Spanish:


círculo, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈsəːk(ə)l//ˈsərk(ə)l/


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    • 1.1(shape)

      círculo masculine
      to draw a circle trazar un círculo / una circunferencia
      • to come/go full circle volver al punto de partida
      • fashion has now come full circle la moda ha dado un giro completo
      • to go/run around (and around) in circles
      • the negotiations seem to be going around in circles las negociaciones están estancadas / en un (/ una) impasse
      • we're just running around in circles así no vamos a llegar a ninguna parte
      • I was running around in circles trying to get everything ready estaba (dando vueltas) como loco tratando de tenerlo todo listo
      • to square the circle hacer lo imposible
      • Her pinkish red hair was braided and arranged neatly in a circle on her head.
      • Arrange in circles of overlapping slices on four plates.
      • He gestured to the couch and easy chairs arranged in a circle in the lobby.
      • Place one or several under a table lamp within the circle of brightest light; the colors will glow.
      • Tight circles of light begin to appear, sporadically.
      • The story is largely seen in flickering circles of light and specific scenes are tinted using intense bubblegum pink and steely blue.
      • I can see him there still, in the circle of light thrown by the lamp, leaning his head on his hand.
      • We lit them and sat around our burning circle of light singing.
      • I don't know how they get white meat packed into the neat circles or oval shapes that they make chicken sandwich out of.
      • The circle of light tracked beautifully across the empty gallery space.
      • The light forms a massive circle, within which one can see the sad buildings that are being demolished.
      • My oven mitts bear characteristic blackened circles in the exact shape of my stovetop burners.
      • Gemstones came into use and were usually cut in circles or rectangular shapes.
      • If you haven't immediately fallen asleep, you may see a circle of light.
      • When the petals fall a large circle of beautifully shaped brown seeds are left arrayed in spirograph formation.
      • When he walked into the ballroom Leon saw a circle of candles arranged loosely around her.
      • The beam of light aimed at the circle was in the shape of a circle.
      • We're sitting in his spacious living room, which is furnished with two couches and a dozen plastic green chairs arranged in a circle.

    • 1.2(of trees, houses, mountains)

      círculo masculine
      cinturón masculine

    • 1.3(around eye)

      ojera feminine
      • He looked terrible; underfed and beaten, with deep dark circles under his eyes.
      • His spiky blond hair was matted and there were deep dark circles underneath his eyes.
      • If I could wear kohl eyeliner I would never need worry about having dark circles under my eyes.
      • She had the most dreadful dark circles under her eyes.
      • There's no harm in asking Santa to give me my hair back, rid me of dark circles, and transform me into Brad Pitt.
      • My blue eyes were bloodshot and dark black circles surrounded them; signs of a lack of sleep the night before.
      • He stretched out on his couch, dark circles under his smoky blue eyes.
      • Foundations provide the coverage you need to disguise dark spots and undereye circles.
      • She looked thinner, the telltale sign of a recent illness evident in the dark circles under her eyes.
      • Hey, what happened to those ugly dark circles around your eyes?
      • Closer inspection reveals not only the wrinkles around his squinted eyes, but also a suggestion of dark circles under them.
      • I see dark circles under my bloodshot blue eyes and wrinkles from at least four years of undue stress.
      • If you ran into me on a street corner I'd be scowling and glassy-eyed with dark circles.
      • He looked at her closely, taking in the dark circles under her bloodshot eyes.
      • His hair was wild, and dark circles hung below his eyes.
      • Below his eyes were dark circles, outlining his tired eyes.
      • Dark circles were etched into the skin below his eyes.
      • Use a concealer to minimize any dark circles under the eyes or blemishes.
      • Her eyes were weary and bloodshot with deep dark circles under them.
      • Real make-up suddenly looked like the preserve of those who had something to hide: crow's feet, dark circles and uneven skin tone.

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    dress circle platea alta feminine
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    círculo masculine
    their circle of friends/acquaintances su círculo de amigos/conocidos
    • in political/military circles en círculos políticos/militares
    • in business circles en el mundo de los negocios
    • in other circles en otros medios

transitive verb

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    (move around) dar vueltas alrededor de
    (be around) rodear
    (be around) cercar
    we circled the landing site sobrevolamos en círculo el lugar de aterrizaje
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    (draw circle around)
    (mistake/number) trazar un círculo alrededor de

intransitive verb

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    dar vueltas
    (aircraft/bird) volar en círculos
    (aircraft/bird) circunvolar formal
    to circle around sth dar vueltas alrededor de algo
    • We can picture all these dualities as points on the circumference of a circle.
    • We will locate a marker on the circumference of a circle.
    • In the normal geometry of flat space, the diameter of a circle is its circumference divided by pi.
    • Pi, the ratio between a circle's diameter and circumference, has fascinated mathematicians for centuries.
    • A fringe of short parallel lines ran around the edge, and then a pair of concentric circles nearer the centre.
    • Pornography was seen in fashionable circles as a radical movement.
    • In other circles, theatre is a dead artform.
    • The director is a big name in theatre circles and the actors are all well-known faces in Bangalore.
    • Both plays were very well received and she enjoyed some celebrity in theatrical circles.
    • Word of her culinary prowess spread in media circles, and invitations came in to contribute to cookbooks and women's magazines.
    • He had a wide circle of friends in the book trade in Ireland, the UK and the United States.
    • The Irish wave of discontent in banking circles has spread across the EU.
    • His years in Britain as a cricketer had been his passport to upper-class circles.
    • He was highly regarded in Bolton's amateur dramatic circles, regularly taking lead roles in Bolton Little Theatre productions.
    • His court became the centre for a dazzling circle of poets.
    • Not all women benefitted from the situation, but only those within the circle of the upper classes.
    • I prefer a few close friends to a wide circle of acquaintances.
    • You become aware that you're part of a movement or circle in any sort of artistic endeavor.
    • In showbusiness circles his sexuality was an open secret.
    • Little by little he forges around himself a circle of acquaintances and friends.
    • However, a circle of women disciples followed Jesus up to the end of his life.
    • His name, however, comes up all the time in hockey circles.
    • And at weekends they spend their hard-earned cash in pubs and clubs with a wide circle of interesting, cosmopolitan friends.
    • But beyond tight-knit dance circles, the movement's original importance has been largely forgotten.
    • It is not easy to break into the cinema circle if you have no background of movies.