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Noun: circus  sur-kus
  1. A travelling company of entertainers; including trained animals
    "he ran away from home to join the circus"
     
  2. A performance given by a travelling 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";
    - 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"
Noun: Circus
  1. A genus of haws comprising the harriers
    - genus Circus

Derived forms: circuses

Type of: arena, bird genus, bowl, company, disturbance, scene of action, show, sports stadium, stadium, troupe

Part of: Accipitridae, family Accipitridae

Encyclopedia: Circus, Bath