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circus
'circus' - used as a noun
1. a genus of haws comprising the harriers
2. a travelling company of entertainers; including trained animals
he ran away from home to join the circus
3. performance given by a traveling company of acrobats clowns and trained animals
the children always love to go to the circus
4. a frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a large public entertainment
it was so funny it was a circus
5. (antiquity) an open-air stadium for chariot races and gladiatorial games
6. 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
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Fact of the day
The reason the Animal Crackers box is designed with a string handle is because when the popular circus theme was introduced in 1902 they thought it would also be a good idea to package them with a string as a Christmas novelty so they could be hung from Christmas trees.