Gyrate

  • 1 Gyrate — Gy rate (j[imac] r[=a]t), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gyrated} (j[imac] r[asl]*t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Gyrating}.] [L. gyratus, p. p. of gyrare to gyrate. See {Gyre}, n.] To revolve round a central point; to move spirally about an axis, as a tornado;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Gyrate — Gy rate (j[imac] r[asl]t), a. [L. gyratus made in a circular form, p. p. of gyrare.] Winding or coiled round; curved into a circle; taking a circular course. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 gyrate — (v.) 1822 (implied in gyrated), back formation from GYRATION (Cf. gyration). Related: Gyrated; gyrating …

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  • 4 gyrate — rotate, revolve, *turn, spin, whirl, wheel, circle, twirl, eddy, swirl, pirouette …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 gyrate — [v] revolve circle, circulate, circumduct, gyre, pirouette, purl, roll, rotate, spin, spiral, turn, twirl, whirl, whirligig; concepts 147,149 …

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  • 6 gyrate — ► VERB 1) move in a circle or spiral. 2) dance in a wild or suggestive manner. DERIVATIVES gyration noun gyrator noun. ORIGIN Latin gyrare revolve , from Greek guros a ring …

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  • 7 gyrate — [jī′rāt΄] vi. gyrated, gyrating [< L gyratus, pp. of gyrare, to turn, whirl < gyrus < Gr gyros, a circle < IE * guros < base * gēu , gū , to bend, arch > COD2, COP1] to move in a circular or spiral path; rotate or revolve on an… …

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  • 8 gyrate — [[t]ʤaɪre͟ɪt, AM ʤa͟ɪreɪt[/t]] gyrates, gyrating, gyrated 1) VERB If you gyrate, you dance or move your body quickly with circular movements. The woman began to gyrate to the music. [V ing] ...a room stuffed full of gasping, gyrating bodies.… …

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  • 9 gyrate — UK [dʒaɪˈreɪt] / US [ˈdʒaɪˌreɪt] verb [intransitive] Word forms gyrate : present tense I/you/we/they gyrate he/she/it gyrates present participle gyrating past tense gyrated past participle gyrated 1) to move around quickly in circles 2) often… …

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  • 10 gyrate — v. to gyrate wildly * * * [ dʒaɪ(ə)rɪt] to gyrate wildly …

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  • 11 gyrate — I. adjective Date: 1830 winding or coiled around ; convoluted < gyrate branches of a tree > II. intransitive verb (gyrated; gyrating) Date: 1830 1. to revolve around a point or axis 2. to oscillate …

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  • 12 gyrate — verb Gyrate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑hip …

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  • 13 gyrate — gy|rate [ dʒaı,reıt ] verb intransitive 1. ) to move around quickly in circles 2. ) OFTEN HUMOROUS to dance, especially in a sexual way 3. ) if prices or values gyrate, they move up and down in an uncontrolled way ╾ gy|ra|tion [ dʒaı reıʃn ] noun …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 gyrate — См. gyral …

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 15 gyrate — gyrator, n. v. /juy rayt, juy rayt /; adj. /juy rayt/, v., gyrated, gyrating, adj. v.i. 1. to move in a circle or spiral, or around a fixed point; whirl. adj. 2. Zool. having convolutions. [1820 30; < L gyratus (ptp. of gyrare to turn around).… …

    Universalium

  • 16 gyrate — 1. verb To revolve round a central point; to move spirally about an axis, as a tornado; to revolve. 2. adjective Having coils or convolutions …

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  • 17 gyrate — 1. Of a convoluted or ring shape. 2. To revolve. [L. gyro, pp. gyratus, to turn round in a circle, gyrus] * * * gy·rate jī .rāt adj winding or coiled around: CONVOLUTED * * * gy·rate (jiґrāt) [L. gyratus turned round] twisted in a ring or… …

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  • 18 gyrate — Synonyms and related words: advance, ascend, back, back up, budge, change, change place, circle, circulate, circumrotate, circumvolute, climb, crank, descend, ebb, flow, get over, go, go around, go round, go sideways, gyre, mount, move, move over …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 gyrate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. turn, whirl, twirl, spin, revolve, rotate. See rotation. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. spin, rotate, revolve; see whirl . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. revolve, spin, twirl, whirl, rotate, circle, wheel …

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  • 20 gyrate — gy|rate [dʒaıˈreıt US ˈdʒaıreıt] v [Date: 1800 1900; : Late Latin; Origin: , past participle of gyrare, from Latin gyrus circle ] 1.) [I and T] to turn around fast in circles = ↑spin ▪ The dancers gyrated wildly to the beat of the music. 2.) if… …

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