Circus

Definition of Circus

Cir´cus
n.1.
1.(Roman Antiq.) 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.
2.A circular inclosure for the exhibition of feats of horsemanship, acrobatic displays, etc. Also, the company of performers, with their equipage.
3.Circuit; space; inclosure.
The narrow circus of my dungeon wall.
- Byron.

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