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Definition of the noun inner circle

What does inner circle mean as a name of something?


  1. an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonyms of inner circle: camp / clique / coterie / ingroup / pack
    • more generic words: band / circle / lot / set = an unofficial association of people or groups
    • more specific terms:
      • Bloomsbury Group = an inner circle of writers and artists and philosophers who lived in or around Bloomsbury early in the 20th century and were noted for their unconventional lifestyles
      • bohemia = a group of artists and writers with real or pretended artistic or intellectual aspirations and usually an unconventional life style
      • kitchen cabinet / brain trust = an inner circle of unofficial advisors to the head of a government
      • loop = an inner circle of advisors
      • camarilla / faction / cabal / junto = a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue
      • military junta / junta = a group of military officers who rule a country after seizing power
      • maffia / mafia = any tightly knit group of trusted associates
      • faction / sect = a dissenting clique
      • rogue's gallery / galere = a coterie of undesirable people
      • hard core = the most dedicated and intensely loyal nucleus of a group or movement

Alternative definition of the noun inner circle


  1. [idiomatic] The closest of friends of a person.


Who is Inner Circle?

Inner Circle are a Jamaican reggae group. The group was originally called The Inner Circle Band and formed in 1968. The band achieved major success in the 1970s with Jacob Miller as their lead singer, but split up after his death in 1980. They reformed in 1986 and had a major hit with the 1987 song "Bad Boys", which serves as the theme song for Fox Network's long-running television program COPS. The band is known for blending pop and rock with reggae.

  • also known as Inner Circle-, The Inner Circle, Tell Me Lies
  • members:
  • member of musical group Augustus Pablo & Inner Circle
  • genres: Reggae, Alternative hip hop, Hip hop music
  • albums: "Reggae Thing", "One Way", "Bad to the Bone", "Bad Boys", "Black Roses", "Everything Is Great", "Greatest Hits", "Jamaika Me Crazy", "New Age Music", "Reggae Dancer", "Reggae Man", "Sweat (A La La La La Long)", "The Best of Inner Circle", "This Is Crucial Reggae", "Da Bomb", "Forward Jah Jah Children", "Speak My Language", "Big Tings", "Rock The Boat", "Blame It on the Sun", "Identified", "The Capitol Years 1976-1977", "Music Machine", "Essential", "Rock With You", "Big in Jamaica", "Reggae Greats", "Blazzin' Fire", "Barefoot In Negril", "Games People Play", "State of da World"
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album - "Bad Boys" (1994 Best Reggae Album)
      • Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album - "Bad Boys" (Artist)
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album - "Reggae Dancer"
  • official website:


Inner Circle is a publisher.


Inner Circle a.k.a. Inner-Circle is a fictional character from the 2007 film The Kingdom.


  1. "Inner Circle" is a book written by Claire McNab.
    • genre: Speculative fiction
    • subject: Australia
    • copyright: 1966
    • released in (19 years ago)
    • award: - Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Mystery nomination for Claire McNab
  2. "Inner Circle" is a 1966 novel by Jerzy Peterkiewicz.
  3. "Inner Circle" is a book by Kieran Scott, published on (7 years ago).
    • character: Reed Brennan


  1. "Inner Circle" a.k.a. "Dark Dreams" is 1971 adult-horror film written by Canidia Ference and directed by Roger Guermantes.
  2. "Inner Circle" a.k.a. "The Face" is a 1999 drama film written by Kwang-shik Kim, Seung-Soo Shin and directed by Seung-Soo Shin.
  3. "Inner Circle" is a film, directed by Mohit Ramchandani.


  1. "Inner Circle" is a musical album of Xalynar.
  2. "Inner Circle" is a musical album of Greg Osby.
    • released in (13 years ago)
  3. "Inner Circle" is a composition.


  1. Inner Circle a.k.a. Bogart's: Bogart's is a music venue located in the Corryville neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio, near the University of Cincinnati, across Vine Street from Sudsy Malone's Rock 'n Roll Laundry & Bar. The venue opened as a vaudeville theater called the Nordland Plaza Nickelodeon in 1905. It operated until the 1955 when it seccumbed to the competition from television. It reopened in 1960 screening primarily German films. It later operated as a restaurant with entertainment named Inner Circle. In 1980, Bogart's opened in the space after an extensive remodeling as a 250-seat club that expanded to 1,500-seats in 1993. In 1997, Nederlander Concerts assumed management of Bogart's. SFX bought many of Nederlander's concert operations in 1999.
  2. Inner Circle is a Venue, Building in Cincinnati.


  1. The Inner Circle is an American parody group made up of seasoned reporters, bloggers, web journalists, and television and radio personalities. It hosts an event every year in March at the New York Hilton, and each year the show has a different theme. There is a strict "No Professional Talent" rule.
  2. Inner circle: Freud's inner circle or Secret Committee consisted of Sigmund Freud's most trusted psychoanalysts.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Inner Circle

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Google previewLexicon Technicum: Or, An Universal English Dictionary Of Arts And Sciences (1725)

Explaining Not Only the Terms of Art, But the Arts Themselves by John Harris

of the inner Circle X; then muft the Ark A (orany other Part of it) be . Double, Triple, &c.

Google previewA Basic Dictionary of Bible People (2004)

by Julien Chilcott-Monk

- was of the 'inner circle' of the Twelve along with James and John, the sons of Zebedee.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Educational Psychology (2008)

by Neil J. Salkind

Braj Kachru described three principal contexts in which English is learned: the inner circle, the outer circle, and the expanding circle. In inner-circle countries, such as Britain, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, the majority ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica; Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature; Constructed on a Plan, by which the Different Sciences and Arts are Digested Into the Form of Distinct Treatises Or Systems, Comprehending the History, Theory, and Practice, of Each, According to the Latest Discoveries and Improvements... Vol. 1. [-18] (1797)

From what has been said, the other observations will be easily performed : only, in case of the sun's _amplitude, take care to number the degree by the help of the inner circle of figures on the card, which are the complcments of the outer to ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

inherently, instinctively, intrinsically, intuitively, natively, naturally inner hidden, inside, interior, internal, private, spiritual inner being entity, soul inner circle cadre inner coat of eye retina inner coffin shell inner contour of an arch archivolt inner ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc. : Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

in case of the sun's amplitde, take care to number the degree by the help of the inner circle of figures on the card which are the complcment of the outer to go"." and, consequently, lhow the distance from E. to W. The azimuth of the stars may ...

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Small photo of Trichy, India - October 15, 2013: One of the shorter gopurams near inner circle of Ranganathar Temple. Facade is set with statues. Pastel colors galore. People walking to gopuram.Small photo of Inner circle pattern of cobble brick work for paved pedestrian areaSmall photo of Mexico Mexican bimetallic coin 10 ten peso 1997, Aztec carving in inner circle, denomination below, eagle on cactus catching snakeSmall photo of Finland Finnish Suomi bimetallic coin 10 ten marks 1994, rowan branches with berries, denomination in inner circle, grouseSmall photo of Strawberry frame with blank white inner circleSmall photo of Austria Austrian 25 twenty five euro 2004, 150th anniversary of Austrian railways, electric and steam locomotives, train coming out of tunnel, bridge, rails, inner circle made of niobium, silverSmall photo of inner circle tractor wheel isolated More...

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