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Definitions of revolve

  1. To turn or roll round; to rotate; to move round a centre. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To turn over mentally. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To cause to turn, as on an axis. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Hence, to turn over and over in the mind; to reflect repeatedly upon; to consider all aspects of. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To cause to turn or roll around; to turn over in the mind. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To cause to turn; consider. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. To move in a curved path round a center; as, the planets revolve round the sun. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To pass in cycles; as, the centuries revolve. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To return; to pass. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To turn round, as on an axis or in a curving path; rotate; occur again and again at regular intervals. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. To move round a centre; reflect. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. turn on or around an axis or a center; "The Earth revolves around the Sun"; "The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. to rotate or cause to rotate; "The child rolled down the hill"; "She rolled the ball"; "They rolled their eyes at his words"; "turn over to your left side"; "Ballet dancers can rotate their legs outward" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis; "She rolled the ball"; "They rolled their eyes at his words" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. move in an orbit; "The moon orbits around the Earth"; "The planets are orbiting the sun"; "electrons orbit the nucleus" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. To turn over and over in the mind; to consider attentively. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. To roll in a circle; to turn round, as on an axis; to move round a centre; to turn over and over, as in the mind; to meditate on. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. Revolvable. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for revolve

  1. Romeo went up the garden path, and Nickie the Kid retired under the shadow of the hedge to allow his thoughts to revolve – The Missing Link by Edward Dyson
  2. Salt turned on a switch and the sending cylinder began to revolve – Hoofbeats on the Turnpike by Mildred A. Wirt
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