(noun, adjective)


1. having the shape or form of a circle

Similar word(s): global, globose, globular, orbicular, spheric, spherical, bulblike, bulbous, capitate, coccoid, cumuliform, disclike, discoid, discoidal, disklike, moonlike, nutlike, ringlike, roundish, rounded, round

2. describing a circle; moving in a circle

- the circular motion of the wheel

Similar word(s): cyclic, cyclical, orbitual, rotary

Sentences with circular as an adjective:

- circular reasoning

- Your dictionary defines "brave" as "courageous", and "courageous" as "brave". That's a circular definition.

- a circular formula in a spreadsheet


1. an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution

- he mailed the circular to all subscribers

Similar word(s): bill, broadsheet, broadside, flier, flyer, handbill, throwaway

Definition categories: communication, ad, advert, advertisement, advertising, advertizement, advertizing