Meaning of circus

Definition of circus

(noun) a travelling company of entertainers; including trained animals; "he ran away from home to join the circus"
a performance given by a traveling company of acrobats, clowns, and trained animals; "the children always love to go to the circus"
a frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a large public entertainment; "it was so funny it was a circus"; "the whole occasion had a carnival atmosphere"
(antiquity) an open-air stadium for chariot races and gladiatorial games
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"
a genus of haws comprising the harriers

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