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Webster 1913 Edition


Circulate

Cir′cu-late

(#)
,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Circulated
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Circulating
.]
[L.
circulatus
, p. p. of
circulare
, v. t., to surround, make round,
circulari
, v. i., to gather into a circle. See
Circle
.]
1.
To move in a circle or circuitously; to move round and return to the same point;
as, the blood
circulates
in the body
.
Boyle.
2.
To pass from place to place, from person to person, or from hand to hand; to be diffused;
as, money
circulates
; a story
circulates.
Circulating decimal
.
See
Decimal
.
Circulating library
,
a library whose books are loaned to the public, usually at certain fixed rates.
Circulating medium
.
See
Medium
.

Cir′cu-late

,
Verb.
T.
To cause to pass from place to place, or from person to person; to spread;
as, to
circulate
a report; to
circulate
bills of credit
.
Syn. – To spread; diffuse; propagate; disseminate.

Webster 1828 Edition


Circulate

CIRCULATE

, v.i.
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.

CIRCULATE

,
Verb.
T.
To cause to pass from place to place, or from person to person; to put about; to spread; as, to circulate a report; to circulate bills of credit.

Definition 2021


circulate

circulate

English

Verb

circulate (third-person singular simple present circulates, present participle circulating, simple past and past participle circulated)

  1. (intransitive) to move in circles or through a circuit
  2. (transitive) to cause (a person or thing) to move in circles or through a circuit
  3. to move from person to person, as at a party
  4. to spread or disseminate
    to circulate money or gossip
  5. to become widely known

Synonyms

Translations

External links

  • circulate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • circulate in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Italian

Verb

circulate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of circulare
  2. second-person plural imperative of circulare
  3. feminine plural of circulato

Latin

Verb

circulāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of circulō