Definition of a Circle

A circle is “a perfectly round shape : a line that is curved so that its ends meet and every point on the line is the same distance from the center.”1

Have you seen a circle lately? Surely you have! Circles surround you, but you might not even be aware of it if one is right in front of you because they are so common. In the real world, circles can be found in both the natural world and human-made creations. The following are a few examples of circles in daily life:2

  1. Clock

Many of the clocks we see are circular in shape. Most wall clocks, table clocks, and wristwatches could be considered the main examples of circular items used daily.

  1. Pupil of the Eye
Pupil of the Eye

The pupil of the eye is the rounded opening in the center of the iris. Make sure to pay attention to this the next time you stand in front of the mirror.

  1. Plates and Bowls
plates and bowls

The majority of serving utensils, like bowls and plates, are circular in shape. Plates may therefore be the most typical example of a circular object in daily life.

  1. Ferris Wheel
Ferris Wheel

When visiting amusement parks, the Ferris wheel is one of the main draws for most kids. It’s simple to see that a giant wheel ride has a circular shape and could be one of the most exciting examples to show kids.

  1. Pizzas, Doughnuts, Cakes, Lollipops, Cheerios, and Cookies
Pizzas, Doughnuts, Cakes, Lollipops, Cheerios, and Cookies

What snacks do most kids love? How many of these snackable are shaped like circles? To be reminded of the definition and vocabulary associated with the geometric figure, check the shape of your favorite snack the next time you reach for it.

  1. Wreaths

A wreath is a decorative arrangement of flowers or leaves on a circular base. It is undoubtedly a happy example to give children. Isn’t it?

  1. Wheels 

Have you seen any vehicles lately? A bike, a car, a bus, or a bicycle? Another example of a circle-shaped object used daily is the wheels of various vehicles.

  1. Frisbee

Frisbees are gliding toys or sporting equipment that are thrown by hand. They are also known as flying disks or gliding disks, and most kids adore them. Another example that children would find appealing? Of course!

  1. Magnifying Glass
Magnifying Glass

Magnifying glasses are also circular in shape. The fact that they are circles can be seen clearly through the outer boundary.

  1. Medals 

Medals are circular metal disks typically the size of a large coin and decorated or inscribed with text to honor a person, such as a soldier or an athlete. The next time you watch the Olympics, run a marathon, or witness your kid win a sporting event, there will be an opportunity to see for yourself.

If you enjoyed reading about the examples of circles, you can learn more about triangles and golden ratios too. For more thought-provoking articles on math, visit BYJU’s FutureSchool Blog.


  1. Circle Definition & Meaning | Britannica Dictionary. (n.d.). Retrieved August 28, 2022, from 
  2. 438 Things That Are Circular. (n.d.). Retrieved August 28, 2022, from