What does the word circus mean?

Usage examples for circus

  1. The strange silence of the artist, while he described to him the scene at the Circus, and his meeting with the girl, were now explained and obvious for the first time. – Four Phases of Love by Paul Heyse
  2. At Marble Arch, Oxford Circus, and Tottenham Court Road Stations, a similar scene was enacted, and dozens upon dozens, alas! – The Invasion by William Le Queux