Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small circle, especially a circular ornament.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A crown without arches or a covering.
  • n. A small circle.
  • n. A round body; an orb.
  • n. A circular piece of wood put under a dish at table.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A little circle; esp., an ornament for the person, having the form of a circle; that which encircles, as a ring, a bracelet, or a headband.
  • n. A round body; an orb.
  • n. A circular piece of wood put under a dish at table.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A little circle; a ring-shaped ornament or article of dress, especially for the head; a chaplet; a head-band.
  • n. An orb or a disk-shaped body.
  • n. A circular piece of wood put under a dish at table.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small circle
  • n. decorated metal band worn around the head

Etymologies

Middle English cerclet, from Old French, diminutive of cercle, circle; see circle.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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