Definitions for: Circulate


[v] cause to move around; "circulate a rumor"
[v] cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"
[v] become widely known and passed on; "the rumor spread"; "the story went around in the office"
[v] move around freely; "She circulates among royalty"
[v] move through a space, circuit or system, returning to the starting point, as of air or liquids; "Blood flows in my veins"; "The air here does not circulate"
[v] cause to move in a circuit or system; "The fan circulates the air in the room"
[v] cause to be distributed; "This letter is circulating among the faculty"
[v] move in circles



Webster (1913) Definition: Cir"cu*late, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Ciorculated; 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, v. 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.

Circulating pump. See under Pump.

Syn: To spread; diffuse; propagate; disseminate.

Synonyms: broadcast, circle, circularise, circularize, diffuse, disperse, disseminate, distribute, distribute, mobilise, mobilize, pass around, pass around, pass on, propagate, spread

See Also: air, bare, carry, circulate, circulate, convect, course, displace, displace, drift, flow, generalise, generalize, go, go, go around, locomote, locomote, loop, move, move, move, orbit, popularise, popularize, publicise, publicize, revolve, run, run, scatter, send around, sough, sow, spread, spread out, travel, travel, troll, utter, ventilate, vulgarise, vulgarize

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