family circle


family circle
1. the closely related members of a family as a group.
2. a section in a theater containing less expensive seats, as the topmost gallery.
[1800-10]

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • Family circle — Circle Cir cle (s[ e]r k l), n. [OE. cercle, F. cercle, fr. L. circulus (Whence also AS. circul), dim. of circus circle, akin to Gr. kri kos, ki rkos, circle, ring. Cf. {Circus}, {Circum }.] [1913 Webster] 1. A plane figure, bounded by a single… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Family circle — Family Fam i*ly, n.; pl. {Families}. [L. familia, fr. famulus servant; akin to Oscan famel servant, cf. faamat he dwells, Skr. dh[=a]man house, fr. dh[=a]to set, make, do: cf. F. famille. Cf. {Do}, v. t., {Doom}, {Fact}, {Feat}.] 1. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Family Circle — is an American women s magazine published 15 times a year by Meredith Corporation. It is, by many accounts, the best selling women s magazine in America, with more than 4,000,000 subscribers and an advertising reach of roughly 20,000,000. It… …   Wikipedia

  • family circle — n. 1. the close members of a family and intimate friends ☆ 2. a section of less expensive seats in the upper balcony …   English World dictionary

  • family circle — index household Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • family circle — n [C usually singular] a group of people who are closely related to each other used especially when emphasizing that someone does or does not belong to this group …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • family circle — noun rearmost or uppermost area in the balcony containing the least expensive seats • Syn: ↑second balcony, ↑upper balcony, ↑peanut gallery • Hypernyms: ↑area • Part Holonyms: ↑balcony * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • family circle — /fæmli ˈsɜkəl/ (say famlee serkuhl) noun the closely related members of a family as a group: a scandal known only within the family circle …   Australian English dictionary

  • family circle — members of a family …   English contemporary dictionary

  • family circle — fam′ily cir′cle n. archit. sbz a section in a theater containing less expensive seats …   From formal English to slang


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