Definitions for rotateˈroʊ teɪt; esp. Brit. roʊˈteɪt

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. revolve, go around, rotate(verb)

    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"

  2. rotate(verb)

    exchange on a regular basis

    "We rotate the lead soprano every night"

  3. rotate(verb)

    perform a job or duty on a rotating basis

    "Interns have to rotate for a few months"

  4. rotate, circumvolve(verb)

    cause to turn on an axis or center

    "Rotate the handle"

  5. turn out, splay, spread out, rotate(verb)

    turn outward

    "These birds can splay out their toes"; "ballet dancers can rotate their legs out by 90 degrees"

  6. rotate(verb)

    plant or grow in a fixed cyclic order of succession

    "We rotate the crops so as to maximize the use of the soil"

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  1. rotate(Verb)

    to spin, turn, or revolve.

    He rotated in his chair to face me.

  2. rotate(Verb)

    to advance through a sequence; to take turns.

    The nurses' shifts rotate each week.

  3. rotate(Verb)

    to lift the nose, just prior to takeoff.

    The aircraft rotates at sixty knots.

  4. rotate(Verb)

    to spin, turn, or revolve something.

    Rotate the dial to the left.

  5. rotate(Verb)

    to advance something through a sequence.

  6. rotate(Verb)

    to replace older materials or to place older materials in front of newer ones so that older ones get used first.

    The supermarket rotates the stock daily so that old foods don't sit around.

  7. rotate(Verb)

    to grow or plant in a certain order.

  8. Origin: From rotatus, perfect passive participle of roto, from rota.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Rotate(adj)

    having the parts spreading out like a wheel; wheel-shaped; as, a rotate spicule or scale; a rotate corolla, i.e., a monopetalous corolla with a flattish border, and no tube or a very short one

  2. Rotate(verb)

    to turn, as a wheel, round an axis; to revolve

  3. Rotate(verb)

    to perform any act, function, or operation in turn, to hold office in turn; as, to rotate in office

  4. Rotate(verb)

    to cause to turn round or revolve, as a wheel around an axle

  5. Rotate(verb)

    to cause to succeed in turn; esp., to cause to succeed some one, or to be succeeded by some one, in office

  6. Origin: [L. rotatus, p. p. of rotare to turn round like a wheel, fr. rota wheel. See Rotary, and cf. Roue.]

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