revolve

  • 1 Revolve — Re*volve , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Revolved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Revolving}.] [L. revolvere, revolutum; pref. re re + volvere to roll, turn round. See {Voluble}, and cf. {Revolt}, {revolution}.] 1. To turn or roll round on, or as on, an axis, like a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 revolve — ► VERB 1) move in a circle on a central axis. 2) (revolve about/around) move in a circular orbit around. 3) (revolve around) treat as the most important point or element. ORIGIN Latin revolvere roll back …

    English terms dictionary

  • 3 revolve — re‧volve [rɪˈvɒlv ǁ rɪˈvɑːlv] verb [transitive] BANKING to make loan repayments of less than the full amount due each month: • Banks make money on the interest rates they charge cardholders who revolve their balances …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 revolve — [v1] turn, circle circumduct, go around, gyrate, gyre, orbit, roll, rotate, spin, turn around, twist, wheel, whirl; concepts 147,738 revolve [v2] think about consider, deliberate, meditate, mull over, muse, ponder, reflect, roll, ruminate, study …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 Revolve — Re*volve , v. t. 1. To cause to turn, as on an axis. [1913 Webster] Then in the east her turn she shines, Revolved on heaven s great axile. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, to turn over and over in the mind; to reflect repeatedly upon; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 revolve — index muse Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 revolve — (v.) late 14c., from L. revolvere turn, roll back, from re back, again (see RE (Cf. re )) + volvere to roll (see VULVA (Cf. vulva)). Meaning travel around a central point first recorded 1660s. Related: Revolved; revolving …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 revolve — *turn, rotate, gyrate, circle, spin, twirl, whirl, wheel, eddy, swirl, pirouette Analogous words: *swing, sway, oscillate, vibrate …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 revolve — [ri välv′, rivôlv′] vt. revolved, revolving [ME revolven < L revolvere < re , back + volvere, to roll: see WALK] 1. to turn over in the mind; reflect on 2. to cause to travel in a circle or orbit 3. to cause to rotate, or spin around an… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 revolve */ — UK [rɪˈvɒlv] / US [rɪˈvɑlv] verb Word forms revolve : present tense I/you/we/they revolve he/she/it revolves present participle revolving past tense revolved past participle revolved a) [intransitive] to turn or spin around a central point… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 revolve — 01. The government s anti smoking campaign [revolves] around helping teens make the right decisions for a healthy lifestyle. 02. In the past, people believed that all the planets in our solar system [revolved] around the Earth. 03. His entire… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 12 revolve — re|volve [ rı valv ] verb * intransitive to turn or spin around a central point: The platform revolved to reveal a whole new stage setting. revolve on: The Earth revolves on its axis. revolve around: The planets revolve around the Sun. a.… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 revolve — re|volve [rıˈvɔlv US rıˈva:lv] v [I and T] [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: revolvere to roll back, cause to return , from volvere to roll ] to move around like a wheel, or to make something move around like a wheel →↑revolution, turn ↑turn ▪… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 revolve — verb (I, T) to spin around or make something spin around, on a central point; rotate (1): The metal disc revolves at high speed. | revolve sth: Revolve the drum to get all the clothes out of the dryer. revolve around sth phrasal verb (transitive… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 revolve — v. (D; intr.) to revolve about, around, round (the earth revolves around the sun) * * * [rɪ vɒlv] around round (the earth revolves around the sun) (D; intr.) to revolve about …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 revolve — verb 1》 move in a circle on a central axis.     ↘(revolve about/around) move in a circular orbit around. 2》 (revolve around) treat as the most important aspect or element: her life revolved around her children. 3》 consider repeatedly and from… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 17 revolve — verb (revolved; revolving) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin revolvere to roll back, cause to return, from re + volvere to roll more at voluble Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to turn over at length in the mind ; ponder < revolve a… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 revolve — verb Revolve is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑earth …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 revolve — [[t]rɪvɒ̱lv[/t]] revolves, revolving, revolved 1) VERB If you say that one thing revolves around another thing, you mean that the second thing is the main feature or focus of the first thing. [V around n] Since childhood, her life has revolved… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 revolve —   Ka a, ka apuni, kaka a.   Also: ka alewa, ka alelewa, naue, pokaka a, pōka a, ōka a, pōniu, mimilo, nome, ho okāpō ai.    ♦ Revolving doors, puka pokaka a.    ♦ To revolve hips, as in a hula, ami ho olewa, ha alewa, poahi …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary