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Circus vs. Concourse

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Circusnoun

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.’;

Concoursenoun

A large open space in or in front of a building where people can gather, particularly one joining various paths, as in a rail station or airport terminal, or providing access to and linking the platforms in a railway terminus.

Circusnoun

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.’;

Concoursenoun

A large group of people; a crowd.

Circusnoun

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

Concoursenoun

The running or flowing together of things; the meeting of things; confluence.

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Circusnoun

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

Concoursenoun

An open space, especially in a park, where several roads or paths meet.

Circusnoun

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.

Concoursenoun

(obsolete) concurrence; cooperation

Circusnoun

(obsolete) Circuit; space; enclosure.

Concoursenoun

A moving, flowing, or running together; confluence.

‘The good frame of the universe was not the product of chance or fortuitous concourse of particles of matter.’;

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Circusverb

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

Concoursenoun

An assembly; a gathering formed by a voluntary or spontaneous moving and meeting in one place.

‘Amidst the concourse were to be seen the noble ladies of Milan, in gay, fantastic cars, shining in silk brocade.’;

Circusnoun

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.

Concoursenoun

The place or point of meeting or junction of two bodies.

‘The drop will begin to move toward the concourse of the glasses.’;

Circusnoun

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

Concoursenoun

An open space where several roads or paths meet; esp. an open space in a park where several roads meet.

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Circusnoun

Circuit; space; inclosure.

‘The narrow circus of my dungeon wall.’;

Concoursenoun

Concurrence; coöperation.

‘The divine providence is wont to afford its concourse to such proceeding.’;

Circusnoun

a travelling company of entertainers; including trained animals;

‘he ran away from home to join the circus’;

Concoursenoun

a large gathering of people

Circusnoun

performance given by a traveling company of acrobats clowns and trained animals;

‘the children always love to go to the circus’;

Concoursenoun

a wide hallway in a building where people can walk

Circusnoun

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’;

Concoursenoun

a coming together of people

Circusnoun

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

Concourse

A concourse is a place where pathways or roads meet, such as in a hotel, a convention center, a railway station, an airport terminal, a hall, or other space. The term is not limited to places where there are literally pathways or roadways or train tracks joining.

Circusnoun

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’;

Circusnoun

a genus of haws comprising the harriers

Circusnoun

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’;

Circusnoun

a large group of people travelling together on the circuit of a particular high-profile activity

‘the Formula One grand prix circus’;

Circusnoun

a public scene of frenetic, noisy, or confused activity

‘a media circus’;

Circusnoun

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

‘the Circus Maximus’;

Circusnoun

a rounded open space in a town or city where several streets converge

‘Piccadilly Circus’;

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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