from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A steep bowl-shaped hollow occurring at the upper end of a mountain valley, especially one forming the head of a glacier or stream. Also called cwm.
- n. A ring; a circle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A curved depression in a mountainside with steep walls, forming the end of a valley.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A circle; a circus; a circular erection or arrangement of objects.
- n. A kind of circular valley in the side of a mountain, walled around by precipices of great height.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A circus.
- n. A circle; specifically, a circle regarded as inclosing any space or surrounding any object or group of objects.
- n. Same as comb.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a steep-walled semicircular basin in a mountain; may contain a lake
French, from Latin circus, circle; see circle.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French cirque, from Latin circus ("ring, circle"), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker- (“to turn, to bend”) . (Wiktionary)