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Circus

A circus is a company of performers who put on diverse entertainment shows that may include clowns, acrobats, trained animals, trapeze acts, musicians, dancers, hoopers, tightrope walkers, jugglers, magicians, unicyclists, as well as other object manipulation and stunt-oriented artists. The term circus also describes the performance which has followed various formats through its 250-year modern history.
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Bowl

A bowl is a round dish or container typically used to prepare and serve food. The interior of a bowl is characteristically shaped like a spherical cap, with the edges and the bottom forming a seamless curve.
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Circus

A travelling company of acrobats, clowns, and other entertainers which gives performances, typically in a large tent, in a series of different places
A circus elephant
I was thrilled by the annual visits of the circus
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Bowl

A round, deep dish or basin used for food or liquid
A mixing bowl
A sugar bowl
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Circus

(in ancient Rome) a rounded or oval arena lined with tiers of seats, used for equestrian and other sports and games
The Circus Maximus
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Bowl

A natural basin.
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Circus

A rounded open space in a town or city where several streets converge
Piccadilly Circus
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Bowl

A stadium for sporting or musical events
The Hollywood Bowl
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Circus

A public entertainment consisting typically of a variety of performances by acrobats, clowns, and often trained animals.
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Bowl

A wooden or hard rubber ball, slightly asymmetrical so that it runs on a curved course, used in the game of bowls.
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Circus

A traveling company that performs such entertainments.
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Bowl

A spell or turn of bowling in cricket.
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Circus

A circular arena, surrounded by tiers of seats and often covered by a tent, in which such shows are performed.
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Bowl

Roll (a ball or other round object) along the ground
She snatched her hat off and bowled it ahead of her
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Circus

A roofless oval enclosure surrounded by tiers of seats that was used in antiquity for public spectacles.
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Bowl

(of a bowler) propel (the ball) with a straight arm towards the batsman, typically in such a way that the ball bounces once
Sobers bowled to Willis
Lillee bowled another bouncer
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Circus

Chiefly British An open circular place where several streets intersect.
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Bowl

Move rapidly and smoothly in a specified direction
They bowled along the country roads
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Circus

(Informal) Something suggestive of a circus, as in frenetic activity or noisy disorder
"I was amazed at the amount of hubbub in the lobby ... it was a circus. The check-in area brought to mind a mustering station on a foundering cruise ship" (Bill Bryson).
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Bowl

A hemispherical vessel, wider than it is deep, used for holding food or fluids.
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Circus

A traveling company of performers that may include acrobats, clowns, trained animals, and other novelty acts, that gives shows usually in a circular tent.
The circus will be in town next week.
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Bowl

The contents of such a vessel.
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Circus

A round open space in a town or city where multiple streets meet.
Oxford Circus in London is at the north end of Regent Street.
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Bowl

A drinking goblet.
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Circus

(figurative) A spectacle; a noisy fuss; a chaotic and/or crowded place.
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Bowl

A bowl-shaped part, as of a spoon or pipe.
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Circus

(historical) In the ancient Roman Empire, a building for chariot racing.
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Bowl

A bowl-shaped topographic depression.
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Circus

A code name for bomber attacks with fighter escorts in the day time. The attacks were against short-range targets with the intention of occupying enemy fighters and keeping their fighter units in the area concerned.
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Bowl

A bowl-shaped stadium or outdoor theater.
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Circus

(obsolete) Circuit; space; enclosure.
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Bowl

(Football) Any of various postseason games played between specially selected teams, especially at the college level.
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Circus

To take part in a circus; or to be displayed as if in a circus
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Bowl

A ball, traditionally made of wood, that is weighted or slightly flattened so as to roll with a bias, used in lawn bowling.
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Circus

A level oblong space surrounded on three sides by seats of wood, earth, or stone, rising in tiers one above another, and divided lengthwise through the middle by a barrier around which the track or course was laid out. It was used for chariot races, games, and public shows.
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Bowl

A roll or throw of a ball in lawn bowling and other bowling games.
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Circus

A circular inclosure for the exhibition of feats of horsemanship, acrobatic displays, etc. Also, the company of performers, with their equipage.
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Bowl

Bowls(used with a sing. verb) See lawn bowling.
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Circus

Circuit; space; inclosure.
The narrow circus of my dungeon wall.
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Bowl

A revolving cylinder or drum in a machine.
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Circus

A travelling company of entertainers; including trained animals;
He ran away from home to join the circus
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Bowl

To participate in a game of bowling
I bowl every Thursday night in a league.
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Circus

Performance given by a traveling company of acrobats clowns and trained animals;
The children always love to go to the circus
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Bowl

To throw or roll a ball in a game of bowling
It's your turn to bowl.
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Circus

A frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a circus or carnival;
It was so funny it was a circus
The whole occasion had a carnival atmosphere
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Bowl

To hurl a cricket ball from one end of the pitch toward the batsman at the other, keeping the arm straight throughout the delivery.
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Circus

(antiquity) an open-air stadium for chariot races and gladiatorial games
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Bowl

To move quickly and smoothly, especially by rolling
The sportscar bowled along through the countryside.
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Circus

An arena consisting of an oval or circular area enclosed by tiers of seats and usually covered by a tent;
They used the elephants to help put up the circus
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Bowl

To throw or roll (a ball).
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Circus

A genus of haws comprising the harriers
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Bowl

To make (a specified score) in bowling
Placed first by bowling 237.
Bowled a strike in the first frame.
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Bowl

To perform (a specified amount, as a string or game) in bowling
She bowled eight frames before deciding to use a different ball.
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Bowl

To move quickly and smoothly by or as if by rolling
Bowled a tire from the garage.
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Bowl

To meet or strike with or as if with the force of a rapidly rolling object
The swimmer was bowled over by the wave.
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Bowl

A roughly hemispherical container used to hold, mix or present food, such as salad, fruit or soup, or other items.
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Bowl

As much as is held by a bowl.
You can’t have any more soup – you’ve had three bowls already.
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Bowl

(cooking) A dish comprising a mix of different foods, not all of which need be cooked, served in a bowl.
This restaurant offers a number of different bowls.
Poke bowl
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Bowl

A haircut in which straight hair is cut at an even height around the edges, forming a bowl shape.
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Bowl

The round hollow part of anything.
Direct the cleaning fluid around the toilet bowl and under the rim.
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Bowl

The part of a spoon that holds content, as opposed to the handle.
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Bowl

A part of a pipe or bong packed with marijuana for smoking
Let's smoke a bowl!
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Bowl

(typography) A rounded portion of a glyph that encloses empty space, as in the letters d and o.
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Bowl

(landforms) A round crater (or similar) in the ground.
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Bowl

An elliptical-shaped stadium or amphitheater resembling a bowl.
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Bowl

(American football) A postseason football competition, a bowl game (i.e. Rose Bowl, Super Bowl)
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Bowl

The ball rolled by players in the game of lawn bowls.
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Bowl

The action of bowling a ball.
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Bowl

The game of bowls.
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Bowl

(transitive) To roll or throw (a ball) in the correct manner in cricket and similar games and sports.
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Bowl

(intransitive) To throw the ball (in cricket and similar games and sports).
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Bowl

(intransitive) To play bowling or a similar game.
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Bowl

To roll or carry smoothly on, or as on, wheels.
We were bowled rapidly along the road.
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Bowl

To pelt or strike with anything rolled.
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Bowl

A concave vessel of various forms (often approximately hemispherical), to hold liquids, etc.
Brought them food in bowls of basswood.
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Bowl

Specifically, a drinking vessel for wine or other spirituous liquors; hence, convivial drinking.
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Bowl

The contents of a full bowl; what a bowl will hold.
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Bowl

The hollow part of a thing; as, the bowl of a spoon.
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Bowl

A ball of wood or other material used for rolling on a level surface in play; a ball of hard wood having one side heavier than the other, so as to give it a bias when rolled.
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Bowl

An ancient game, popular in Great Britain, played with biased balls on a level plat of greensward.
Like an uninstructed bowler, . . . who thinks to attain the jack by delivering his bowl straightforward upon it.
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Bowl

The game of tenpins or bowling.
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Bowl

To roll, as a bowl or cricket ball.
Break all the spokes and fellies from her wheel,And bowl the round nave down the hill of heaven.
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Bowl

To roll or carry smoothly on, or as on, wheels; as, we were bowled rapidly along the road.
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Bowl

To pelt or strike with anything rolled.
Alas, I had rather be set quick i' the earth,And bowled to death with turnips
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Bowl

To play with bowls.
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Bowl

To roll a ball on a plane, as at cricket, bowls, etc.
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Bowl

To move rapidly, smoothly, and like a ball; as, the carriage bowled along.
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Bowl

A round vessel that is open at the top; used for holding fruit or liquids or for serving food
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Bowl

A concave shape with an open top
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Bowl

A dish that is round and open at the top for serving foods
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Bowl

The quantity contained in a bowl
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Bowl

A large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
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Bowl

A wooden ball (with flattened sides) used in the game of bowls
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Bowl

A small round container that is open at the top for holding tobacco
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Bowl

Roll (a ball)
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Bowl

Engage in the sport of bowling;
My parents like to bowl on Friday nights
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