vb. To move in a circle or circuitously; to move round and return to the same point; as, the blood circulates in the body. To pass from place to place, from person to person, or from hand to hand; to be diffused; as, money circulates; a story circulates. Circulating decimal. See Decimal.
- Circulating library, a library whose books are loaned to the public, usually at certain fixed rates.
- Circulating medium. See Medium.
- vb. To cause to pass from place to place, or from person to person; to spread; as, to circulate a report; to circulate bills of credit. Circulating pump. See under Pump.
Syn. - To spread; diffuse; propagate; disseminate.