What does Revolutionary mean?

Definitions for Revolutionary
ˌrɛv əˈlu ʃəˌnɛr iRevo·lu·tion·ary

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Revolutionary.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. revolutionist, revolutionary, subversive, subverter(adj)

    a radical supporter of political or social revolution

  2. revolutionary, radical(adj)

    markedly new or introducing radical change

    "a revolutionary discovery"; "radical political views"

  3. rotatory, revolutionary(adj)

    of or relating to or characteristic or causing an axial or orbital turn

  4. revolutionary(adj)

    relating to or having the nature of a revolution

    "revolutionary wars"; "the Revolutionary era"

  5. revolutionary(adj)

    advocating or engaged in revolution

    "revolutionary pamphlets"; "a revolutionary junta"

Wiktionary

  1. revolutionary(Noun)

    A revolutionist; a person who revolts.

    Etymology: confer révolutionnaire

  2. revolutionary(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to a revolution in government; tending to, or promoting, revolution; as, revolutionary war; revolutionary measures; revolutionary agitators.

    Etymology: confer révolutionnaire

  3. revolutionary(Adjective)

    pertaining to something that portends of great change; overthrowing a standing mindset

    Etymology: confer révolutionnaire

  4. revolutionary(Adjective)

    pertaining to something that revolves

    Etymology: confer révolutionnaire

Webster Dictionary

  1. Revolutionary(adj)

    of or pertaining to a revolution in government; tending to, or promoting, revolution; as, revolutionary war; revolutionary measures; revolutionary agitators

    Etymology: [Cf. F. rvolutionnaire.]

  2. Revolutionary(noun)

    a revolutionist

    Etymology: [Cf. F. rvolutionnaire.]

Freebase

  1. Revolutionary

    A revolutionary is a person who either actively participates in, or advocates revolution. Also, when used as an adjective, the term revolutionary refers to something that has a major, sudden impact on society or on some aspect of human endeavor.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. revolutionary

    Tending or pertaining to a revolution in government; as, a revolutionary war.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Revolutionary' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3856

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Revolutionary' in Adjectives Frequency: #517

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How to say Revolutionary in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Revolutionary in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Revolutionary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Revolutionary in a Sentence

  1. Gerardo Hernandez:

    Our first thought is gratitude and loyalty to all those throughout history who with their sacrifice have made it possible for us to live in a socialist, revolutionary and victorious Cuba.

  2. Fred Edwords:

    We are not trying to be revolutionary here.

  3. Albert Einstein:

    There are two ways of resisting war: the legal way and the revolutionary way. The legal way involves the offer of alternatinve service not as a privilege for a few but as a right for all. The revolutionary view involves an uncompromising resistance, with a view to breaking the power of militarism in time of peace or the resources of the state in time of war.

  4. Scientist Jim Green:

    It will be revolutionary, it will start a whole new line of thinking. I don't think we're prepared for the results. We're not.

  5. Behnam Ben Taleblu:

    Relieving sanctions on entities active in funding Irans revolutionary foreign policy, especially under the auspices of trying to claw back a fatally flawed deal that added to Tehrans coffers, would be the definition of a self-imposed strategic setback.

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