Troupe vs Circus - What's the difference?

troupe | circus |

As a noun troupe

is a company of, often touring, actors, singers or dancers.

As a verb troupe

is to tour with a troupe.

As a proper noun circus is





(en noun)
  • A company of, often touring, actors, singers or dancers.
  • Any group of people working together on a shared activity.
  • Verb

  • To tour with a troupe.
  • Derived terms

    * trouper * super trouper

    See also






  • A traveling company of performers that may include acrobats, clowns, trained animals, and other novelty acts, that gives shows usually in a circular tent.
  • The circus will be in town next week.
  • A round open space in a town or city where multiple streets meet.
  • Oxford Circus in London is at the north end of Regent Street.
  • (historical) In the ancient Roman Empire, a building for chariot racing.
  • (military, World War II) A code name for bomber attacks with fighter escorts in the day time. The attacks were against short-range targets with the intention of occupying enemy fighters and keeping their fighter units in the area concerned.
  • * RAF Web - Air of Authority
  • ... the squadron (No. 452) moved to Kenley in July 1941 and took part in the usual round of Circus , Rhubarb and Ramrod missions.
  • (obsolete) Circuit; space; enclosure.
  • The narrow circus of my dungeon wall. — Byron.

    Derived terms

    * media circus * three-ring circus

    Coordinate terms

    * (open space) (l)