What does revolutionary mean?

Definitions for revolutionary
ˌrɛv əˈlu ʃəˌnɛr irev·o·lu·tion·a·ry

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. revolutionist, revolutionary, subversive, subverteradjective

    a radical supporter of political or social revolution

  2. revolutionary, radicaladjective

    markedly new or introducing radical change

    "a revolutionary discovery"; "radical political views"

  3. rotatory, revolutionaryadjective

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

  4. revolutionaryadjective

    relating to or having the nature of a revolution

    "revolutionary wars"; "the Revolutionary era"

  5. revolutionaryadjective

    advocating or engaged in revolution

    "revolutionary pamphlets"; "a revolutionary junta"

Wiktionary

  1. revolutionarynoun

    A revolutionist; a person who revolts.

  2. revolutionaryadjective

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

  3. revolutionaryadjective

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

  4. revolutionaryadjective

    pertaining to something that revolves

  5. Etymology: confer révolutionnaire

Webster Dictionary

  1. Revolutionaryadjective

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

  2. Revolutionarynoun

    a revolutionist

  3. 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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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. Donald Trump:

    Today's actions follow a series of aggressive behaviors by the Iranian regime in recent weeks, including shooting down of President Donald Trump drones, the supreme leader of Iran is one who ultimately is responsible of the hostile conduct of the regime. He's respected within his country. His office oversees the regime's most brutal instruments including the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

  2. 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.

  3. Amy Tiersten:

    This is a first, i am thrilled to be able to offer this revolutionary therapy to our patients.

  4. Martin Baron:

    We still do not know what charges the Iranian authorities have brought against our correspondent Jason Rezaian, but we hope the referral of his case to a Revolutionary Court represents a step forward toward Jason’s prompt release, this step gives Iran’s judiciary an opportunity to demonstrate its fairness and independence by determining that the charges are baseless.

  5. Professor Hadar Aviram:

    The brave thing is not so much to support the person who does the revolutionary thing. The brave thing is to actually step up and do the revolutionary thing.

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