What does revolve mean?

Definitions for revolve
rɪˈvɒlvre·volve

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. revolve, go around, rotateverb

    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. orb, orbit, revolveverb

    move in an orbit

    "The moon orbits around the Earth"; "The planets are orbiting the sun"; "electrons orbit the nucleus"

  3. roll, revolveverb

    cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis

    "She rolled the ball"; "They rolled their eyes at his words"

Wiktionary

  1. revolveverb

    To orbit a central point.

    The Earth revolves around the sun.

    Etymology: From revolven, from revolver, from revolvere, present active infinitive of revolvo, from re- + volvo; see voluble, volve.

  2. revolveverb

    To turn on an axis.

    The Earth revolves once every twenty-four hours.

    Etymology: From revolven, from revolver, from revolvere, present active infinitive of revolvo, from re- + volvo; see voluble, volve.

  3. revolveverb

    To recur in cycles.

    The program revolves through all the queues before returning to the start.

    Etymology: From revolven, from revolver, from revolvere, present active infinitive of revolvo, from re- + volvo; see voluble, volve.

  4. revolveverb

    To ponder on, to reflect repeatedly upon, to consider all aspects of.

    Etymology: From revolven, from revolver, from revolvere, present active infinitive of revolvo, from re- + volvo; see voluble, volve.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Revolveverb

    to turn or roll round on, or as on, an axis, like a wheel; to rotate, -- which is the more specific word in this sense

    Etymology: [L. revolvere, revolutum; pref. re- re- + volvere to roll, turn round. See Voluble, and cf. Revolt, revolution.]

  2. Revolveverb

    to move in a curved path round a center; as, the planets revolve round the sun

    Etymology: [L. revolvere, revolutum; pref. re- re- + volvere to roll, turn round. See Voluble, and cf. Revolt, revolution.]

  3. Revolveverb

    to pass in cycles; as, the centuries revolve

    Etymology: [L. revolvere, revolutum; pref. re- re- + volvere to roll, turn round. See Voluble, and cf. Revolt, revolution.]

  4. Revolveverb

    to return; to pass

    Etymology: [L. revolvere, revolutum; pref. re- re- + volvere to roll, turn round. See Voluble, and cf. Revolt, revolution.]

  5. Revolveverb

    to cause to turn, as on an axis

    Etymology: [L. revolvere, revolutum; pref. re- re- + volvere to roll, turn round. See Voluble, and cf. Revolt, revolution.]

  6. Revolveverb

    hence, to turn over and over in the mind; to reflect repeatedly upon; to consider all aspects of

    Etymology: [L. revolvere, revolutum; pref. re- re- + volvere to roll, turn round. See Voluble, and cf. Revolt, revolution.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Revolve

    rē-volv′, v.i. to roll back: to roll round on an axis: to move round a centre: to rotate, as the planets: to meditate.—v.t. to cause to turn: to consider.—n. a radical change.—v.i. Rev′olute, to revolve.—adj. rolled backward.—adjs. Rev′olūtive, cogitating; Revol′vable.—ns. Revolve′ment, reflection; Revol′vency, revolution.—adj. Revol′ving, turning, moving round.—ns. Revol′ving-fur′nace, a furnace used in making black ash; Revol′ving-light, a lamp in a lighthouse so arranged as to appear and disappear at intervals. [Fr.,—L. revolvĕre, revolūtumre-, back, volvĕre, to roll.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of revolve in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of revolve in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of revolve in a Sentence

  1. Lori Lightfoot:

    If the President is truly sincere about wanting to help. There are a number of things that the federal government is uniquely qualified to do that we could use his help with. And they all revolve around the fact that we have way too many illegal guns on our streets.

  2. H.W. Mann:

    The earth is not flat. The universe does not revolve around the earth. The physical world is not the only reality. Genes do not control our biology. Evolution is not random. There are many cosmic forces at work, and all of them are intelligently directed. We are not a cosmic accident. Consciousness did not evolve. Consciousness is reality. Conscious energy creates physical reality.

  3. Sarah Siciliano:

    Sweatworking was born out of a desire to connect with clients on a deeper level that wasn’t so sales-y, a lot of sales jobs revolve around drinking.

  4. Albert P. Ryder:

    Have you ever seen an inchworm crawl up a leaf or a twig, and then, clinging to the very end, revolve in the air, feeling for something, to reach something That's like me. I am trying to find something out there beyond the place on which I have footing.

  5. Ted Sarandos:

    And like I said, if you're not in that bubble, you don't know that because the whole world doesn't revolve around the movie that was number one in the box office.

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