Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
circulatus, p. p. of
circulare, v. t., to surround, make round,
circulari, v. i., to gather into a circle. See
To move in a circle or circuitously; to move round and return to the same point;
as, the blood.
circulatesin the body
To pass from place to place, from person to person, or from hand to hand; to be diffused;
circulates; a story
To cause to pass from place to place, or from person to person; to spread;
circulatea report; to
circulatebills of credit
Syn. – To spread; diffuse; propagate; disseminate.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To move in a circle; to move or pass round; to move round and return to the same point; as, the blood circulates in the body.
2.To pass from place to place, from person to person, or from hand to hand; to be diffused; as, money circulates in the country; a story circulates in town.
3.To move round; to run; to flow in veins or channels, or in an inclosed place; as, the sap of plants circulates; water circulates in the earth, or air in a city or house.