Definition of Revolve

1. Verb. Turn on or around an axis or a center. "The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire"

Exact synonyms: Go Around, Rotate
Specialized synonyms: Drive In, Screw, Screw, Wheel, Wheel Around, Gyrate, Reel, Spin, Spin Around, Whirl, Swirl, Twiddle, Twirl, Whirl
Related verbs: Circumvolve, Rotate
Generic synonyms: Turn
Derivative terms: Revolution, Rotation
Also: Revolve Around



2. Verb. Move in an orbit. "Electrons orbit the nucleus"
Exact synonyms: Orb, Orbit
Specialized synonyms: Retrograde
Generic synonyms: Circle, Circulate
Derivative terms: Orbit, Orbit, Orbiter, Revolution

3. Verb. Cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis. "They rolled their eyes at his words"
Exact synonyms: Roll
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Related verbs: Roll, Turn Over
Specialized synonyms: Transit
Derivative terms: Roll

Definition of Revolve

1. v. i. To turn or roll round on, or as on, an axis, like a wheel; to rotate, -- which is the more specific word in this sense.

2. v. t. To cause to turn, as on an axis.

Definition of Revolve

1. Verb. (intransitive) To orbit a central point. ¹

2. Verb. To turn on an axis. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To recur in cycles. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To ponder on, to reflect repeatedly upon, to consider all aspects of. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Revolve

1. to turn about an axis [v -VOLVED, -VOLVING, -VOLVES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Revolve

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revolutionising
revolutionism
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revolutionizing
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revolutions per minute
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revolvable
revolve (current term)
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revolving credit
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Literary usage of Revolve

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1. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"See CIRCUIT, SET. circle, vi wheel, ring, gyrate; see revolve, CIRCUIT. circuit, ... «See CIRCUIT, revolve. 2. Referring to money, goods, etc. ..."

2. A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines: Containing a Clear Exposition by Andrew Ure (1844)
"... engine is made to revolve by a ripper upon id axle, actuated by a band from any first mover as usual, and the subordinate roller« « cylinders belonging ..."

3. Descriptive Geometry by Adam Vause Millar, Edward Silver Maclin (1913)
"Given a point in V and a line in H oblique to V. revolve the point into H ... A point lies in the back part of H. revolve the point about the line as an ..."

4. Descriptive Geometry by Adam Vause Millar, Edward Silver Maclin (1913)
"Given a point in V and a line in H oblique to V. revolve the point into H ... A point lies in the back part of H. revolve the point about the line as an ..."

5. A Dictionary of the Hindee Language by John Drew Bate (1875)
"m. (f. î) revolving, circling, round. } !!•*•»> Ï« '"• a whirling, turning, etc. : 2, a. twi. to revolve, go round and round, turn, roll, wheel, whirl. ..."

6. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1901)
"If these lenses be assembled on a frame with eight or more sides, having a lamp in their common focus, and be made to revolve, a dioptric revolving light is ..."

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