circus /ˈsɚkəs/ noun
plural circuses
plural circuses
Learner's definition of CIRCUS
: a traveling show that is often performed in a tent and that typically includes trained animals, clowns, acrobats, etc.
often used before another noun
informal : a situation or event that is very busy, lively, and confusing and that attracts a lot of attention usually singular
see also three-ring circus
British : a circular area where several streets meet usually used in proper names
: a large outdoor theater in ancient Rome where shows and sports events were held