What does gyrate mean?

Definitions for gyrate
ˈdʒaɪ reɪtgy·rate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gyrate, spiral, coilverb

    to wind or move in a spiral course

    "the muscles and nerves of his fine drawn body were coiling for action"; "black smoke coiling up into the sky"; "the young people gyrated on the dance floor"

  2. spin, spin around, whirl, reel, gyrateverb

    revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis

    "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"


  1. gyrateverb

    To revolve round a central point; to move spirally about an axis, as a tornado; to revolve.

  2. gyrateadjective

    Having coils or convolutions

  3. Etymology: from γυρός through Latin into Middle English to English


  1. gyrate

    To move or rotate in a circle or spiral, typically around a fixed point or axis. Alternatively, it can also refer to a rapid fluctuation or instability in a given situation or condition.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gyrateadjective

    winding or coiled round; curved into a circle; taking a circular course

  2. Gyratenoun

    to revolve round a central point; to move spirally about an axis, as a tornado; to revolve

  3. Etymology: [L. gyratus, p. p. of gyrare to gyrate. See Gyre, n.]


  1. Gyrate

    Gyrate is the debut studio album by American rock band from Athens, Georgia Pylon, released in 1980.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gyrate

    jī′rāt, v.i. to whirl round a central point: to move round.—adj. (bot.) winding round.—n. Gyrā′tion, act of whirling round a central point: a spiral motion.—adjs. Gy′ratory, Gyrā′tional, moving in a circle. [L. gyrāre, -ātum, to move in a circle.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gyrate in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gyrate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of gyrate in a Sentence

  1. Becky Poole:

    I followed his direction, all the while cursing my inability to really commit, when I looked up, he had walked into the tiny soundproof booth completely naked. He started to gyrate up against me and tug on my jeans.

  2. Lee Meyerson:

    M&A activity levels will be more volatile than last year, and less predictable from month to month, although overall we expect it to be another strong year, every CEO and board has to take into account the potential for market volatility, which could gyrate stock prices, for example, when planning an acquisition or sale.

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  • свернутая спиральRussian

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