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Definitions of revolve

  1. 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
  2. move in an orbit, as of celestial bodies; "The moon orbits around the Earth"; "The planets are orbiting the sun" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. move in an orbit; "The moon orbits around the Earth"; "The planets are orbiting the sun"; "electrons orbit the nucleus" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. To move in a curved path round a center; as, the planets revolve round the sun. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To pass in cycles; as, the centuries revolve. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To return; to pass. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To cause to turn, as on an axis. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Hence, to turn over and over in the mind; to reflect repeatedly upon; to consider all aspects of. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Revolvable. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. To roll back: to roll round on an axis: to move round a centre. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. To cause to turn: to consider. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. To cause to turn; consider. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. To move round a centre; reflect. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. To move in an orbit about a center; move in a circle; rotate; recur. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. To turn over mentally. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  25. 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. dictgcide_fs
  26. r[=e]-volv', v.i. to roll back: to roll round on an axis: to move round a centre: to rotate, as the planets: to meditate.--v.t. to cause to turn: to consider.--n. a radical change.--v.i. REV'OLUTE, to revolve.--adj. rolled backward.--adjs. REV'OL[=U]TIVE, cogitating; REVOL'VABLE.--ns. REVOLVE'MENT, reflection; REVOL'VENCY, revolution.--adj. REVOL'VING, turning, moving round.--ns. REVOL'VING-FUR'NACE, a furnace used in making black ash; REVOL'VING-LIGHT, a lamp in a lighthouse so arranged as to appear and disappear at intervals. [Fr.,--L. revolv[)e]re, revol[=u]tum--re-, back, volv[)e]re, to roll.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  27. Turn (t. & i.) round or round& round, rotate, go in circular orbit roll (intr.) along, (r. problem, fact, in the mind &c. orabs., ponderover it; mechanism for revolving the turn-table; Earth revolves both round or about sun& on its axis; seasons, years, r.). [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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