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Something resembling such a disk or ring in appearance or movement or having a wheel as its principal part or characteristic, as:
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  1. Something resembling such a disk or ring in appearance or movement or having a wheel as its principal part or characteristic, as:
  2. A military maneuver executed in order to change the direction of movement of a formation, as of troops or ships, in which the formation is maintained while the outer unit describes an arc and the inner or center unit remains stationary as a pivot.
  3. A solid disk or a rigid circular ring connected by spokes to a hub, designed to turn around an axle passed through the center.
A circular band, usually of precious metal and often set with gems, worn on the finger as an ornament or a symbol of betrothal, marriage, etc.
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  1. A circular band, usually of precious metal and often set with gems, worn on the finger as an ornament or a symbol of betrothal, marriage, etc.
  2. An enclosed, usually circular area in which exhibitions, sports, or contests take place:
  3. A circular band used for carrying, holding, or containing something:
A group of persons regarded as forming a single community, esp. as forming a distinct social or economic class
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  1. A group of persons regarded as forming a single community, esp. as forming a distinct social or economic class
  2. The totality of people regarded as forming a community of interdependent individuals:
  3. (Biology) A colony or community of organisms, usually of the same species:
To become round or curved.
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  1. To become round or curved.
  2. To a specific place or person:
  3. With revolutions:
To put a ring in the nose of (an animal).
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  1. To put a ring in the nose of (an animal).
  2. (Chiefly British) To call (someone) on the telephone. Often used with up :
  3. To form into a ring or rings.
(--- Slang) A situation or set of circumstances:
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  1. (--- Slang) A situation or set of circumstances:
  2. A part of a play, film, story, etc. that constitutes a unit of development or action, as a passage between certain characters
  3. (--- Film) A section of a film, usually made up of a number of shots, which is unified by time, setting, characters, etc.
A system consisting of a series of operations or activities in which each depends on the outcome of the previous one; esp., such a system in which the result of a later operation affects an earlier operation, providing continuous feedback
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  1. A system consisting of a series of operations or activities in which each depends on the outcome of the previous one; esp., such a system in which the result of a later operation affects an earlier operation, providing continuous feedback
  2. The more or less circular figure formed by a line, thread, wire, etc. that curves back to cross itself
  3. A length of line, thread, ribbon, or other thin material that is curved or doubled over making an opening.
Any of a series of concentric, transparent, revolving globes that together were once thought to contain the moon, sun, planets, and stars.
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  1. Any of a series of concentric, transparent, revolving globes that together were once thought to contain the moon, sun, planets, and stars.
  2. Any of a series of hypothetical spherical shells, transparent, concentric, and postulated as revolving one within another, in which the stars, planets, sun, moon, etc. are supposedly set: a concept of ancient astronomy
  3. Any round body or figure having the surface equally distant from the center at all points; globe; ball
A round glass container, as for goldfish
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  1. A round glass container, as for goldfish
  2. A spherical model of the earth showing the continents, seas, etc.
  3. A body with the shape of a sphere, especially a representation of the earth in the form of a hollow ball.
A thin, flat, circular plate coated with ferromagnetic particles, on which computer data can be stored
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  1. A thin, flat, circular plate coated with ferromagnetic particles, on which computer data can be stored
  2. (Botany) The central area bearing numerous disk flowers in the flower head of a composite plant such as a daisy.
  3. A round, flattened structure in a plant or animal, such as an intervertebral disk.
Any of the rings of whalebone, steel, etc. forming the framework of a hoop skirt
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  1. Any of the rings of whalebone, steel, etc. forming the framework of a hoop skirt
  2. A large wooden, plastic, or metal ring, especially one used as a plaything or for trained animals to jump through.
  3. A circular band or ring for holding together the staves of a barrel, cask, etc.
A symbolic disk or ring of light shown around or above the head of a saint, etc., as in pictures; nimbus
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  1. A symbolic disk or ring of light shown around or above the head of a saint, etc., as in pictures; nimbus
  2. A luminous ring or disk of light surrounding the heads or bodies of sacred figures, such as saints, in religious paintings; a nimbus.
  3. A ring or disk resembling the halo of a sacred figure:
(Rare) Anything circular in form; circle
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  1. (Rare) Anything circular in form; circle
  2. One of a series of concentric transparent spheres thought by ancient and medieval astronomers to revolve about the earth and carry the celestial bodies.
  3. A small globe with a cross on top, as a symbol of royal power
A stable quantum state of an electron (or other particle) in motion around an atomic nucleus.
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  1. A stable quantum state of an electron (or other particle) in motion around an atomic nucleus.
  2. One complete revolution of such a body.
  3. The path followed by a celestial body or artificial satellite as it revolves around another body due to the force of gravity. Orbits are nearly elliptical or circular in shape and are very closely approximated by Kepler's laws of planetary motion.
(Sports & Games) A unit of play that occupies a specified time, constitutes a certain number of plays, or allows each player a turn, especially the 18-hole sequence played in golf or one of the periods in a boxing match.
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  1. (Sports & Games) A unit of play that occupies a specified time, constitutes a certain number of plays, or allows each player a turn, especially the 18-hole sequence played in golf or one of the periods in a boxing match.
  2. A complete course, succession, or series:
  3. Something, such as a circle, disk, globe, or ring, that is round.
A little circle.
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  1. A little circle.
  2. A small disk, circle or other round object.
The ringlike remains of a membrane (called a veil ), found around the stipes of certain basidiomycete mushrooms. The presence or absence of an annulus is often used to identify the species of an individual mushroom.
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  1. The ringlike remains of a membrane (called a veil ), found around the stipes of certain basidiomycete mushrooms. The presence or absence of an annulus is often used to identify the species of an individual mushroom.
  2. (Astronomy) The ring of the sun not covered by the moon in an annular solar eclipse.
  3. (Mycology) The membranous remnants of a partial veil which leaves a ring on the stem of a mushroom.
A small circle, especially a circular ornament.
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  1. A small circle, especially a circular ornament.
  2. A ring or circular band worn as an ornament
(--- originally) A coin bearing the figure of a crown
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  1. (--- originally) A coin bearing the figure of a crown
  2. Any one of several coins, such as the koruna, the krona, or the krone, having a name that means “crown.”
  3. An ornamental circlet or head covering, often made of precious metal set with jewels and worn as a symbol of sovereignty.
(Electricity) A faint glow enveloping the high-field electrode in a corona discharge, often accompanied by streamers directed toward the low-field electrode.
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  1. (Electricity) A faint glow enveloping the high-field electrode in a corona discharge, often accompanied by streamers directed toward the low-field electrode.
  2. (Astron.) The layer of ionized gas surrounding the sun, characterized by an extremely low density, an extremely high temperature, and a constantly changing shape extending great distances from the sun: clearly visible during a total solar eclipse
  3. (Astronomy) A faintly colored luminous ring or halo appearing to surround a celestial body when viewed through a haze or thin cloud, especially such a ring around the moon or sun, caused by scattering or diffraction of light from suspended particulate matter in the intervening medium.
(--- Astronomy) A band of the celestial sphere extending about 8° to either side of the ecliptic that represents the path of the principal planets, the moon, and the sun.
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  1. (--- Astronomy) A band of the celestial sphere extending about 8° to either side of the ecliptic that represents the path of the principal planets, the moon, and the sun.
  2. In astrology, this band divided into 12 equal parts called signs, each 30° wide, bearing the name of a constellation for which it was originally named but with which it no longer coincides owing to the precession of the equinoxes.
  3. A band of the celestial sphere extending about eight degrees north and south of the ecliptic , representing the portion of the sky within which the paths of the Sun, the Moon, and the planets are found. In astrology, the zodiac is divided into 12 equal segments, each of which is named after a constellation through which the ecliptic passes in that region of the sky. The traditional beginning point of constellations is Aries, followed in calendrical order by Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpius, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces.
The illuminated area around the sun, etc., as when seen in a mist or during an eclipse; sun's corona
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  1. The illuminated area around the sun, etc., as when seen in a mist or during an eclipse; sun's corona
  2. A radiance encircling the head or body, as in religious paintings; halo; glory
  3. A band of metamorphic rock surrounding a body of cooled magma. Aureoles form through the process of contact metamorphism.
(Brit.) A circular open place where many streets come together
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  1. (Brit.) A circular open place where many streets come together
  2. In ancient Rome, an oval or oblong arena with tiers of seats around it, used as for games or chariot races
  3. A circular arena, surrounded by tiers of seats and often covered by a tent, in which such shows are performed.
A hemispherical vessel, wider than it is deep, used for holding food or fluids.
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  1. A hemispherical vessel, wider than it is deep, used for holding food or fluids.
  2. The wooden ball rolled at the target ball, or jack, in the game of lawn bowling: it is weighted or shaped to give it a bias when rolling
  3. A deep, rounded container or dish, open at the top
A large, usually open structure for sports events with tiered seating for spectators.
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  1. A large, usually open structure for sports events with tiered seating for spectators.
  2. A straight track for footraces, typically one stadium in length, with tiers of seats for spectators on each side
  3. A course on which foot races were held in ancient Greece, usually semicircular and having tiers of seats for spectators.
A whirling mass of water forming a vacuum at its center, into which anything caught in the motion is drawn; whirlpool
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  1. A whirling mass of water forming a vacuum at its center, into which anything caught in the motion is drawn; whirlpool
  2. A whirlwind, whirlpool, or similarly moving matter in the form of a spiral or column.
  3. A circular, spiral, or helical motion in a fluid (such as a gas) or the fluid in such a motion. A vortex often forms around areas of low pressure and attracts the fluid (and the objects moving within it) toward its center. Tornados are examples of vortexes; vortexes that form around flying objects are a source of turbulence and drag.
A circular space or arrangement
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  1. A circular space or arrangement
  2. A steep, amphitheatre-shaped hollow occurring at the upper end of a mountain valley, especially one forming the head of a glacier or stream. Cirques are formed by the erosive activity of glaciers and often contain a small lake.
  3. (Old Poet.) A circle; ring
A layer of soil that can be distinguished from adjacent layers of soil and that is characterized by a certain color, texture, structure or chemical composition.
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  1. A layer of soil that can be distinguished from adjacent layers of soil and that is characterized by a certain color, texture, structure or chemical composition.
  2. A similar line observed from the surface of the moon, etc.
  3. (Geology) A specific position in a column of rock layers, usually designated by the occurrence of one or more distinctive fossils or by a distinctive sediment bed, that is used in stratigraphy.
The length of such a boundary. The circumference of a circle is computed by multiplying the diameter by pi.
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  1. The length of such a boundary. The circumference of a circle is computed by multiplying the diameter by pi.
  2. The boundary line of a circle.
  3. The line bounding a circle, a rounded surface, or an area suggesting a circle
An optical instrument for testing the scope of vision and the visual powers of various parts of the retina
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  1. An optical instrument for testing the scope of vision and the visual powers of various parts of the retina
  2. (Mil.) A boundary strip where defenses are set up
  3. The sum of the lengths of the segments that form the sides of a polygon.
Surrounding space or area; outer parts; environs or outskirts
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  1. Surrounding space or area; outer parts; environs or outskirts
  2. A line that forms the boundary of an area; a perimeter.
  3. An outside surface, esp. that of a rounded object or body
Overthrow of a government, form of government, or social system by those governed and usually by forceful means, with another government or system taking its place
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  1. Overthrow of a government, form of government, or social system by those governed and usually by forceful means, with another government or system taking its place
  2. One complete turn of such a rotating body, shaft, etc.
  3. Orbital motion about a point, especially as distinguished from axial rotation:
A group of nightclubs, resorts, etc. at which entertainers appear in turn
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  1. A group of nightclubs, resorts, etc. at which entertainers appear in turn
  2. A closed, usually circular line that goes around an object or area.
  3. A closed path through which an electric current flows or may flow. &diamf3; Circuits in which a power source is connected to two or more components (such as light bulbs, or logic gates in a computer circuit), one after the other, are called series circuits. If the circuit is broken, none of the components receives a current. Circuits in which a power source is directly connected to two or more components are called parallel circuits. If a break occurs in the circuit, only the component along whose path the break occurs stops receiving a current.
(Geog.) A of the earth passing through the geographical poles and any given point on the earth's surface
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  1. (Geog.) A of the earth passing through the geographical poles and any given point on the earth's surface
  2. (Archaic) The highest apparent point reached by a celestial body in its course
  3. A plane section of a surface of revolution containing the axis of revolution.
Any circle that divides a sphere or other body into two equal and symmetrical parts
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  1. Any circle that divides a sphere or other body into two equal and symmetrical parts
  2. A similar circle on the surface of any celestial body.
  3. An imaginary line forming a great circle around the Earth's surface, equidistant from the poles and in a plane perpendicular to the Earth's axis of rotation. It divides the Earth into the Northern and Southern hemispheres and is the basis from which latitude is measured.
The plane defined by the earth's solar orbit, with the sun at its center, that extends throughout the solar system.
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  1. The plane defined by the earth's solar orbit, with the sun at its center, that extends throughout the solar system.
  2. The plane defined by the earth's orbit projected onto the celestial sphere, along which the sun appears to move as viewed from the earth.
  3. The great circle on the celestial sphere that represents the Sun's apparent path among the background stars in one year. The northernmost point this path reaches on the celestial sphere is the Tropic of Cancer, its southernmost point is the Tropic of Capricorn, and it crosses the celestial equator at the points of vernal and autumnal equinox. &diamf3; The plane of the ecliptic is the imaginary plane that intersects the celestial sphere along the ecliptic, and the north and south ecliptic poles are the points where a perpendicular line through the middle of this plane intersect the sphere. The plane of the ecliptic corresponds to the plane in which the Earth orbits the Sun. If the Earth's axis were not tilted, the ecliptic would be identical to the celestial equator and the ecliptic poles identical to the celestial poles. In this case, the Sun's path would not move northward or southward from the equator during the year. As it is, the plane of the celestial equator is tilted 23.45° to the plane of the ecliptic, corresponding to the tilt of the Earth's axis with respect to its orbital plane, giving the Sun its apparent northward and southward movement among the background stars.
A circle described by the intersection of the surface of a sphere with a plane passing through the center of the sphere.
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  1. A circle described by the intersection of the surface of a sphere with a plane passing through the center of the sphere.
  2. Any circle described on the surface of a sphere by a plane which passes through the center of the sphere; specif., such a circle on the earth's surface: a course (great-circle course) plotted along a great circle of the earth is the shortest route between any two points on the earth's surface
Either of two great circles of the celestial sphere intersecting each other at right angles at the celestial poles: one passes through the solstices (solstitial colure), the other through the equinoxes (equinoctial colure)
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  1. Either of two great circles of the celestial sphere intersecting each other at right angles at the celestial poles: one passes through the solstices (solstitial colure), the other through the equinoxes (equinoctial colure)
(Botany) A tree or shrub, especially a fruit tree such as an apple or pear, repeatedly pruned and trained to grow on a support as a single ropelike stem.
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  1. (Botany) A tree or shrub, especially a fruit tree such as an apple or pear, repeatedly pruned and trained to grow on a support as a single ropelike stem.
  2. A ribbon usually worn diagonally across the breast as a badge of honor or decoration.
  3. A rope, line, tape, or similar border stretched around an area, usually by the police, indicating that access is restricted.
Any of the distinct grooves on a long-playing phonograph record that contains an individual selection or a separate section of a whole.
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  1. Any of the distinct grooves on a long-playing phonograph record that contains an individual selection or a separate section of a whole.
  2. A strip or ring of wood, metal, rubber, etc. fastened around something, as to bind or tie it together
  3. A simple ungrooved ring, especially a wedding ring.
The strap of a wristwatch, used to secure it around the wrist.
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  1. The strap of a wristwatch, used to secure it around the wrist.
  2. A band or chain worn around the wrist as jewelry/jewellery or an ornament.
  3. An ornamental band or chain encircling the wrist or arm.
A continuous band or chain for transferring motion or power or conveying materials from one wheel or shaft to another.
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  1. A continuous band or chain for transferring motion or power or conveying materials from one wheel or shaft to another.
  2. A strip or band of leather or other material worn around the waist to hold clothing up, support tools, etc., or as an ornament or sign of rank
  3. A band of tough reinforcing material beneath the tread of a tire.
A band of leather or metal for the neck of a dog, cat, etc.
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  1. A band of leather or metal for the neck of a dog, cat, etc.
  2. A cloth band or folded-over piece attached to the neck of a garment
  3. A ring or flange, as on rods or pipes, to prevent sideward motion, connect parts, etc.
A curling or circular form:
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  1. A curling or circular form:
  2. A representation of this ring or circlet, as in woodwork.
  3. A twisted band or ring of leaves, flowers, etc.
(Elec.) One complete period of the reversal of an alternating current from positive to negative and back again
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  1. (Elec.) One complete period of the reversal of an alternating current from positive to negative and back again
  2. (Biol.) A recurring series of functional changes or events
  3. A period of time within which a round of regularly recurring events or phenomena is completed
(Games, Sports) A single period or division of action, usually one of a series [a round of poker]
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  1. (Games, Sports) A single period or division of action, usually one of a series [a round of poker]
  2. Movement in a circular course or about an axis
  3. A complete course, succession, or series:
(Sports) A designated route or area on which a race is held:
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  1. (Sports) A designated route or area on which a race is held:
  2. A typical, natural, or customary manner of proceeding or developing:
  3. A part of a meal served as a unit at one time:
A group of rock formations closely related in time of origin and distinct as a group from other formations.
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  1. A group of rock formations closely related in time of origin and distinct as a group from other formations.
  2. (Physics & Chemistry) A group of objects related by linearly varying successive differences in form or configuration:
  3. A set of stamps, coins, or currency issued in a particular period.
The order or line of such a series
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  1. The order or line of such a series
  2. A series of heirs or rightful successors of any kind
  3. A number of persons or things coming one after another in time or space; series; sequence
A keeping up or going on without interruption; continued and unbroken existence or action
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  1. A keeping up or going on without interruption; continued and unbroken existence or action
  2. A part or thing added to make something reach further or last longer; extension, supplement, sequel, etc.
  3. An extension by which something is carried to a further point:
A group or series of things extending in a line or row, especially a row or chain of mountains.
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  1. A group or series of things extending in a line or row, especially a row or chain of mountains.
  2. The difference between the smallest and largest values in a set of data. If the lowest test score of a group of students is 54 and the highest is 94, the range is 40.
  3. The maximum extent or distance limiting operation, action, or effectiveness, as of a sound, radio signal, instrument, firearm, or aircraft:
(Mathematics) The least interval in the range of the independent variable of a periodic function of a real variable in which all possible values of the dependent variable are assumed.
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  1. (Mathematics) The least interval in the range of the independent variable of a periodic function of a real variable in which all possible values of the dependent variable are assumed.
  2. (Physics & Astronomy) The time interval between two successive occurrences of a recurrent event or phases of an event; a cycle:
  3. An interval regarded as a distinct evolutionary or developmental phase:
A circle whose circumference rolls along the circumference of a fixed circle, thereby generating an epicycloid or a hypocycloid.
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  1. A circle whose circumference rolls along the circumference of a fixed circle, thereby generating an epicycloid or a hypocycloid.
  2. A circle whose center moves along the circumference of another, larger circle
  3. In Ptolemaic cosmology, a small circle representing a temporary adjustment to the position of a planet as it orbits the Earth. The five known planets, along with the Sun and Moon, were conceived as moving through the sky in large circular paths with the Earth at their center. As a planet moved along its path, it occasionally departed from its regular motion to follow a much smaller circle centered on the orbital path itself. These smaller circles, or epicycles, were necessary to reconcile the observed motions of the planets with a geocentric model of the universe. The epicycles of the inferior planets Mercury and Venus were fixed to the orbit of the Sun and explained why those planets were never observed far from it in the sky. The epicycles of the superior planets Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn explained why those bodies were sometimes observed to move backward in their orbits, a phenomenon known as retrograde motion and explained in a heliocentric model by the differing orbital velocities of the Earth and the planet being observed.
A company or group with common habits, occupation, interests, etc.
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  1. A company or group with common habits, occupation, interests, etc.
  2. An exclusive or select group; clique; coterie
  3. A group of persons sharing a common interest:
In the Periodic Table, a vertical column that contains elements having the same number of electrons in the outermost shell of their atoms. Elements in the same group have similar chemical properties.
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  1. In the Periodic Table, a vertical column that contains elements having the same number of electrons in the outermost shell of their atoms. Elements in the same group have similar chemical properties.
  2. An assemblage of persons or objects gathered or located together; an aggregation:
  3. (Mathematics) A set, together with a binary associative operation, such that the set is closed under the operation, the set contains an identity element for the operation, and each element of the set has an inverse element with respect to the operation. The integers form a group under the operation of ordinary addition.
To move or go around completely; make a circuit of:
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  1. To move or go around completely; make a circuit of:
  2. To form a circle around; surround:
To be present on all or nearly all sides of; encircle
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  1. To be present on all or nearly all sides of; encircle
  2. To extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle:
  3. To enclose with or as with troops, so as to cut off communication or retreat
To reach successfully; achieve; accomplish
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  1. To reach successfully; achieve; accomplish
  2. A device used to determine geographical direction, usually consisting of a magnetic needle mounted on a pivot, aligning itself naturally with the Earth's magnetic field so that it points to the Earth's geomagnetic north or south pole.
  3. A device used for drawing circles and arcs and for measuring distances on maps, consisting of two legs hinged together at one end.
To remove a band of bark and cambium from the circumference of (a tree), usually in order to kill it.
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  1. To remove a band of bark and cambium from the circumference of (a tree), usually in order to kill it.
  2. To form a circle around:
  3. To remove a ring of bark from (a tree) as by cutting or chewing
To progress as a measuring worm does by alternately straightening the body and drawing it up into a loop
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  1. To progress as a measuring worm does by alternately straightening the body and drawing it up into a loop
  2. To add or substitute (words) in a film by altering the soundtrack.
  3. To wrap around one or more times
To make a tour of:
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  1. To make a tour of:
  2. To take (a play, theatrical company, etc.) on a tour
  3. To present (a play, for example) on a tour.
To sail or fly around (the earth, an island, etc.)
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  1. To sail or fly around (the earth, an island, etc.)
To move in an orbit or circle
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  1. To move in an orbit or circle
  2. To revolve around (a center of attraction):
  3. To move in an orbit around another body.
(Slang) To take one or more drinks of (liquor)
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  1. (Slang) To take one or more drinks of (liquor)
  2. To encircle or mark in the manner of a belt:
  3. To equip, support, or attach with a belt:
To include or contain as part of something broader.
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  1. To include or contain as part of something broader.
  2. (Law) To try illegally to influence or instruct (a jury)
  3. To clasp or hold close with the arms, usually as an expression of affection.
To encircle (a person or the part of the body) with a belt or band.
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  1. To encircle (a person or the part of the body) with a belt or band.
  2. To encircle or fasten with a belt or band
  3. To fasten or secure (clothing, for example) with a belt or band.
To go around, especially, to circumnavigate.
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  1. To go around, especially, to circumnavigate.
  2. To include within its scope; to circumscribe or go round so as to surround; to enclose; to contain.
  3. To form a circle or ring around; encircle.
To cause to turn on an axis or center.
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  1. To cause to turn on an axis or center.
  2. To plant or grow (crops) in a fixed order of succession.
  3. To turn around or cause to turn around a center point or axis; revolve
To enclose a solid figure within (another solid figure) in a similar manner, as a cube within a sphere or a sphere within a cube
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  1. To enclose a solid figure within (another solid figure) in a similar manner, as a cube within a sphere or a sphere within a cube
  2. To trace a line around; encircle; encompass
  3. (Geom.) To draw a plane figure around (another plane figure) either to intersect each vertex of the inner figure, as a circle around a square, or to have each side of the outer figure tangent to the inner figure, as a square around a circle
To go in a circuit
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  1. To go in a circuit
  2. A system of electrically connected parts or devices.
  3. A closed path through which an electric current flows or may flow. &diamf3; Circuits in which a power source is connected to two or more components (such as light bulbs, or logic gates in a computer circuit), one after the other, are called series circuits. If the circuit is broken, none of the components receives a current. Circuits in which a power source is directly connected to two or more components are called parallel circuits. If a break occurs in the circuit, only the component along whose path the break occurs stops receiving a current.
To insert in an envelope, wrapper, etc., often along with something else
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  1. To insert in an envelope, wrapper, etc., often along with something else
  2. To insert into a container, usually an envelope or package.
  3. To build or equip with a roof and walls:
To enclose in or as in a sphere
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  1. To enclose in or as in a sphere
  2. To place in a sphere; to envelop.
  3. To form into a sphere.
To gird; encompass.
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  1. To gird; encompass.
To rise or fall with steady acceleration.
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  1. To rise or fall with steady acceleration.
  2. To cause to take a spiral form or course.
  3. To move in or form a spiral
To wind or gather (rope, a hose, etc.) into a circular or spiral form
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  1. To wind or gather (rope, a hose, etc.) into a circular or spiral form
  2. To form concentric rings or spirals.
  3. To wind in concentric rings or spirals.
To be made widely known, felt, established, distributed, etc.
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  1. To be made widely known, felt, established, distributed, etc.
  2. To move in a circle, circuit, or course and return to the same point, as blood through the body
  3. To cause to move around freely or go from one person or place to another; place in circulation
To direct or send on a detour.
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  1. To direct or send on a detour.
  2. To cause to go by way of a detour
  3. To go around or avoid by using a detour; bypass
A current of air, especially a natural one that moves along or parallel to the ground, moving from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure. Surface wind is measured by anemometers or its effect on objects, such as trees. The large-scale pattern of winds on Earth is governed primarily by differences in the net solar radiation received at the Earth's surface, but it is also influenced by the Earth's rotation, by the distribution of continents and oceans, by ocean currents, and by topography. On a local scale, the differences in rate of heating and cooling of land versus bodies of water greatly affect wind formation. Prevailing global winds are classified into three major belts in the Northern Hemisphere and three corresponding belts in the Southern Hemisphere. The trade winds blow generally east to west toward a low-pressure zone at the equator throughout the region from 30° north to 30° south of the equator. The westerlies blow from west to east in the temperate mid-latitude regions (from 30° to 60° north and south of the equator), and the polar easterlies blow from east to west out of high-pressure areas in the polar regions.
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  1. A current of air, especially a natural one that moves along or parallel to the ground, moving from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure. Surface wind is measured by anemometers or its effect on objects, such as trees. The large-scale pattern of winds on Earth is governed primarily by differences in the net solar radiation received at the Earth's surface, but it is also influenced by the Earth's rotation, by the distribution of continents and oceans, by ocean currents, and by topography. On a local scale, the differences in rate of heating and cooling of land versus bodies of water greatly affect wind formation. Prevailing global winds are classified into three major belts in the Northern Hemisphere and three corresponding belts in the Southern Hemisphere. The trade winds blow generally east to west toward a low-pressure zone at the equator throughout the region from 30° north to 30° south of the equator. The westerlies blow from west to east in the temperate mid-latitude regions (from 30° to 60° north and south of the equator), and the polar easterlies blow from east to west out of high-pressure areas in the polar regions.
  2. To coil the spring of (a mechanism) by turning a stem or cord, for example:
  3. To wrap or encircle (an object) in a series of coils; entwine:
To move gently around and around or from side to side
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  1. To move gently around and around or from side to side
  2. To utter with full, flowing sound
  3. To wrap (something) round and round upon itself or around something else. Often used with up:
To cause to turn around or as if around a central axis; revolve or rotate.
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  1. To cause to turn around or as if around a central axis; revolve or rotate.
  2. To turn in a swooping, circular motion
  3. To roll, move, or transport on wheels or a wheel.
To avoid (something controversial, difficult, etc.)
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  1. To avoid (something controversial, difficult, etc.)
  2. To lie along or form the edge of; border:
  3. To pass around rather than across or through:
To avoid doing or answering directly; get around; get out of
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  1. To avoid doing or answering directly; get around; get out of
  2. To be deceitful or clever in avoiding or escaping something; use evasion
  3. To escape or avoid, especially by cleverness or deceit:
A group of people:
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  1. A group of people:
  2. A strip or ring of wood, metal, rubber, etc. fastened around something, as to bind or tie it together
  3. A simple ungrooved ring, especially a wedding ring.
A sequence of contests or matches held at various places, in which a particular group of athletes compete; also, an association or league of athletic teams
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  1. A sequence of contests or matches held at various places, in which a particular group of athletes compete; also, an association or league of athletic teams
  2. A group of nightclubs, resorts, etc. at which entertainers appear in turn
  3. A closed path through which an electric current flows or may flow. &diamf3; Circuits in which a power source is connected to two or more components (such as light bulbs, or logic gates in a computer circuit), one after the other, are called series circuits. If the circuit is broken, none of the components receives a current. Circuits in which a power source is directly connected to two or more components are called parallel circuits. If a break occurs in the circuit, only the component along whose path the break occurs stops receiving a current.
A thin, flat, circular thing of any material
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  1. A thin, flat, circular thing of any material
  2. A round, flattened structure in a plant or animal, such as an intervertebral disk.
  3. A thin, flat, circular plate coated with ferromagnetic particles, on which computer data can be stored
A spiral oceanic surface current driven primarily by the global wind system and constrained by the continents surrounding the three ocean basins (Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian). Each ocean basin has a large gyre in the subtropical region, centered around 30° north and south latitude. Smaller gyres occur at 50° north latitude in the North Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The direction of a gyre's rotation is determined by the prevailing winds in the region, with the large subtropical gyres rotating clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.
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  1. A spiral oceanic surface current driven primarily by the global wind system and constrained by the continents surrounding the three ocean basins (Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian). Each ocean basin has a large gyre in the subtropical region, centered around 30° north and south latitude. Smaller gyres occur at 50° north latitude in the North Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The direction of a gyre's rotation is determined by the prevailing winds in the region, with the large subtropical gyres rotating clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.
  2. A circular or spiral motion or form, especially a circular ocean current.
  3. A circular or spiral form; ring or vortex
A surname for a maker of rings as jewelry or as in harness.
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  1. A surname for a maker of rings as jewelry or as in harness.
  2. A circular band used for carrying, holding, or containing something:
  3. (Botany) An annual ring.
A steering wheel for controlling the rudder of a ship, often one with spokes that project beyond the rim for use as handles
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  1. A steering wheel for controlling the rudder of a ship, often one with spokes that project beyond the rim for use as handles
  2. Something resembling such a disk or ring in appearance or movement or having a wheel as its principal part or characteristic, as:
  3. A solid disk or a rigid circular ring connected by spokes to a hub, designed to turn around an axle passed through the center.
(Archaic) Something of circular form; a circle or orbit.
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  1. (Archaic) Something of circular form; a circle or orbit.
  2. A small globe with a cross on top, as a symbol of royal power
  3. One of a series of concentric transparent spheres thought by ancient and medieval astronomers to revolve about the earth and carry the celestial bodies.
A closed, usually circular line that goes around an object or area.
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  1. A closed, usually circular line that goes around an object or area.
  2. A closed path through which an electric current flows or may flow. &diamf3; Circuits in which a power source is connected to two or more components (such as light bulbs, or logic gates in a computer circuit), one after the other, are called series circuits. If the circuit is broken, none of the components receives a current. Circuits in which a power source is directly connected to two or more components are called parallel circuits. If a break occurs in the circuit, only the component along whose path the break occurs stops receiving a current.
  3. A group of nightclubs, resorts, etc. at which entertainers appear in turn
The aggregate of traditional poems or stories organized around a central theme or hero:
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  1. The aggregate of traditional poems or stories organized around a central theme or hero:
  2. (Elec.) One complete period of the reversal of an alternating current from positive to negative and back again
  3. A period of time within which a round of regularly recurring events or phenomena is completed
A stable quantum state of an electron (or other particle) in motion around an atomic nucleus.
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  1. A stable quantum state of an electron (or other particle) in motion around an atomic nucleus.
  2. One complete revolution of such a body.
  3. The path followed by a celestial body or artificial satellite as it revolves around another body due to the force of gravity. Orbits are nearly elliptical or circular in shape and are very closely approximated by Kepler's laws of planetary motion.
  1. Round dance
  2. One drink for each person in a gathering or group:
  3. A complete course, succession, or series:
A group organized for such a trip or for a shorter sightseeing excursion.
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  1. A group organized for such a trip or for a shorter sightseeing excursion.
  2. A turn or shift of work; esp., a period of duty or military service at a single place
  3. Any trip, as for inspection; round; circuit; specif., a trip, as by a theatrical company or speaker, to give performances, lectures, etc. at a number of cities
One of a series of such opportunities accorded people in succession or in scheduled order:
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  1. One of a series of such opportunities accorded people in succession or in scheduled order:
  2. (Golf) The midway point of a round, usually after the ninth hole
  3. A distinctive, graceful, or artistic expression or arrangement of words:
A group of people united by a common characteristic, as age, interest, or vocation:
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  1. A group of people united by a common characteristic, as age, interest, or vocation:
  2. A large number of things positioned or considered together.
  3. (Informal) A group of people having something in common; set; clique
In the Periodic Table, a vertical column that contains elements having the same number of electrons in the outermost shell of their atoms. Elements in the same group have similar chemical properties.
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  1. In the Periodic Table, a vertical column that contains elements having the same number of electrons in the outermost shell of their atoms. Elements in the same group have similar chemical properties.
  2. An assemblage of persons or objects gathered or located together; an aggregation:
  3. (Mathematics) A set, together with a binary associative operation, such that the set is closed under the operation, the set contains an identity element for the operation, and each element of the set has an inverse element with respect to the operation. The integers form a group under the operation of ordinary addition.
The manner in which something is positioned:
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  1. The manner in which something is positioned:
  2. An exclusive or select group; clique; coterie
  3. A group of persons sharing a common interest:
A small exclusive group of friends or associates.
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  1. A small exclusive group of friends or associates.
  2. A small, exclusive group of individuals; cabal
  3. (Graph theory) A subgraph isomorphic to a complete graph.
A circle of people who associate with one another.
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  1. A circle of people who associate with one another.
  2. An exclusive group of people, who associate closely for a common purpose; a clique.
  3. A small, often select group of persons who associate with one another frequently.
A group of people united by a common characteristic, as age, interest, or vocation:
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  1. A group of people united by a common characteristic, as age, interest, or vocation:
  2. A large number of things positioned or considered together.
  3. (Informal) A group of people having something in common; set; clique
Something which is set
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  1. Something which is set
  2. A group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used:
  3. A setting or being set
A group of like items or individuals gathered or placed together:
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  1. A group of like items or individuals gathered or placed together:
  2. (Informal) A considerable number or amount; a lot:
  3. A collection of things of the same kind fastened or grouped together, or regarded as belonging together
A group of youths from one neighborhood banded together for social reasons; often specif., a band of juvenile delinquents
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  1. A group of youths from one neighborhood banded together for social reasons; often specif., a band of juvenile delinquents
  2. A set of like tools, machines, components, etc., designed or arranged to work together
  3. A matched or coordinated set, as of tools:
A part of a house, lot, district, city, etc. having a specific use or character
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  1. A part of a house, lot, district, city, etc. having a specific use or character
  2. A distinct part or section, as of a building, set aside for a specific function:
  3. A division of experience, activity, or knowledge; a field:
A place or scene where forces contend or events unfold:
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  1. A place or scene where forces contend or events unfold:
  2. A central area used for entertainment or sports events and usually surrounded by seats
  3. A building containing such an area
The office or district of a bailiff.
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  1. The office or district of a bailiff.
  2. The district within which a bailie or bailiff has jurisdiction.
  3. A person's concern or sphere of operations, their area of skill or authority.
A distinct course of life, action, study, or the like; appointed sphere or walk; province.
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  1. A distinct course of life, action, study, or the like; appointed sphere or walk; province.
  2. A military subdivision of a country; as, the Department of the Potomac.
  3. An area of particular knowledge or responsibility; a specialty:
(Computer Science) A group of networked computers that share a common communications address.
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  1. (Computer Science) A group of networked computers that share a common communications address.
  2. Territory under one government or ruler; dominion
  3. (Physics) A region in a ferromagnetic material within which the atoms are magnetically aligned: alignment of these regions results in the material being magnetized
The usually circular area in which the image is rendered by the lens system of an optical instrument.
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  1. The usually circular area in which the image is rendered by the lens system of an optical instrument.
  2. The scene or an area of military operations or maneuvers:
  3. An area or region where business activities are conducted:
One complete revolution of such a body.
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  1. One complete revolution of such a body.
  2. A stable quantum state of an electron (or other particle) in motion around an atomic nucleus.
  3. The path followed by a celestial body or artificial satellite as it revolves around another body due to the force of gravity. Orbits are nearly elliptical or circular in shape and are very closely approximated by Kepler's laws of planetary motion.
An area, division, or branch of learning or activity
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  1. An area, division, or branch of learning or activity
  2. (Ecology) An area of land, less extensive than a region, having a characteristic plant and animal population.
  3. A division of the world, smaller than a region, with reference to the plants or animals found there
A community or territory over which a sovereign rules; a kingdom.
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  1. A community or territory over which a sovereign rules; a kingdom.
  2. An area or sphere, as of knowledge or activity:
  3. A region; sphere; area
One who is under surveillance:
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  1. One who is under surveillance:
  2. A course or area of study:
  3. A person or animal that is the object of medical or scientific study:
An area of land; ground:
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  1. An area of land; ground:
  2. A particular geographic area; a region:
  3. The surface features of an area of land; topography:
A similar region, as in Canada or Australia, without the status of a province or state
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  1. A similar region, as in Canada or Australia, without the status of a province or state
  2. (Biology) An area occupied by a single animal, mating pair, or group and often vigorously defended against intruders, especially those of the same species.
  3. An area for which a person is responsible as a representative or agent:
A state of existence:
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  1. A state of existence:
  2. A specified part of the earth:
  3. The earth, especially together with the life it supports:
A nonrigid container made of fabric, paper, plastic, leather, etc., typically with an opening at the top that can be closed as by folding the sides; sack or pouch
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  1. A nonrigid container made of fabric, paper, plastic, leather, etc., typically with an opening at the top that can be closed as by folding the sides; sack or pouch
  2. Any thing or part shaped or bulging like a bag
  3. (Slang) An area of interest or skill:
To bind around; gird
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  1. To bind around; gird
  2. To encircle; surround; encompass
  3. To encircle with or as if with a band.
To hem in; surround:
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  1. To hem in; surround:
  2. To stud, as with jewels.
  3. To cover or set thickly with; stud
A device used to determine geographical direction, usually consisting of a magnetic needle mounted on a pivot, aligning itself naturally with the Earth's magnetic field so that it points to the Earth's geomagnetic north or south pole.
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  1. A device used to determine geographical direction, usually consisting of a magnetic needle mounted on a pivot, aligning itself naturally with the Earth's magnetic field so that it points to the Earth's geomagnetic north or south pole.
  2. To reach successfully; achieve; accomplish
  3. A device used for drawing circles and arcs and for measuring distances on maps, consisting of two legs hinged together at one end.
To move or go around completely; make a circuit of:
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  1. To move or go around completely; make a circuit of:
  2. To form a circle around; surround:
To have as part of something larger; include:
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  1. To have as part of something larger; include:
  2. To include within its scope; to circumscribe or go round so as to surround; to enclose; to contain.
  3. To form a circle or ring around; encircle.
To encircle; surround:
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  1. To encircle; surround:
  2. To surround; to encircle.
To encircle (a person or the part of the body) with a belt or band.
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  1. To encircle (a person or the part of the body) with a belt or band.
  2. To encircle or fasten with a belt or band
  3. To fasten or secure (clothing, for example) with a belt or band.
To kill a tree or woody shrub by removing or destroying a band of bark and cambium from its circumference. The plants die because the distribution of food down from the leaves (through the phloem) and sometimes the flow of water and nutrients up from the roots (through the xylem) is disrupted, and the cambium can no longer regenerate these vascular tissues to repair the damage. Unwanted trees, such as invasive or nonnative species, are often eliminated by girdling. Some plant diseases kill trees by destroying a ring of cambium and so girdling them. Gnawing animals, especially rodents, can also girdle trees.
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  1. To kill a tree or woody shrub by removing or destroying a band of bark and cambium from its circumference. The plants die because the distribution of food down from the leaves (through the phloem) and sometimes the flow of water and nutrients up from the roots (through the xylem) is disrupted, and the cambium can no longer regenerate these vascular tissues to repair the damage. Unwanted trees, such as invasive or nonnative species, are often eliminated by girdling. Some plant diseases kill trees by destroying a ring of cambium and so girdling them. Gnawing animals, especially rodents, can also girdle trees.
  2. To form a circle around:
  3. To remove a ring of bark from (a tree) as by cutting or chewing
To try to avoid or lessen loss in connection with (a bet, risk, etc.) by making counterbalancing bets, investments, etc.
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  1. To try to avoid or lessen loss in connection with (a bet, risk, etc.) by making counterbalancing bets, investments, etc.
  2. To minimize or protect against the loss of by counterbalancing one transaction, such as a bet, against another.
  3. To avoid making a clear, direct response or statement.
To utter a hem.
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  1. To utter a hem.
  2. To fold back the edge of and sew down; put a hem or hems on
  3. To make this sound, as in trying to get attention or in showing doubt
To announce, proclaim, or signal by or as if by ringing:
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  1. To announce, proclaim, or signal by or as if by ringing:
  2. To cause (a bell, etc.) to ring
  3. To surround or encircle with or as with a ring
To be present on all or nearly all sides of; encircle
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  1. To be present on all or nearly all sides of; encircle
  2. To cause to be enclosed or encircled
  3. To enclose with or as with troops, so as to cut off communication or retreat
To revolve around a fixed point or axis.
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  1. To revolve around a fixed point or axis.
  2. To move in a spiral or spirallike course.
  3. To move in a circular or spiral path; rotate or revolve on an axis; whirl
To put into an orbit, as a satellite is put into orbit around the Earth.
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  1. To put into an orbit, as a satellite is put into orbit around the Earth.
  2. To move in an orbit around another body.
  3. To move in an orbit.
To cause to travel in a circle or orbit
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  1. To cause to travel in a circle or orbit
  2. To spin or turn around a center or axis; rotate
  3. To turn on an axis; rotate.
To turn around or cause to turn around a center point or axis; revolve
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  1. To turn around or cause to turn around a center point or axis; revolve
  2. To go or cause to go in a regular and recurring succession of changes; take, or cause to take, turns
  3. To cause to turn on an axis or center.
To present in a specified direction by rotating or pivoting:
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  1. To present in a specified direction by rotating or pivoting:
  2. To change the position of so that the underside becomes the upper side:
  3. To divert or deflect:
To cause to turn, revolve, or rotate
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  1. To cause to turn, revolve, or rotate
  2. To roll or move on or as if on wheels or a wheel.
  3. To turn on or as on an axis; pivot, rotate, revolve, etc.
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