What does rotate mean?

Definitions for rotate
ˈroʊ teɪt; esp. Brit. roʊˈteɪtro·tate

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Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Wiktionary

  1. rotate(Verb)

    to spin, turn, or revolve.

    He rotated in his chair to face me.

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

  2. rotate(Verb)

    to advance through a sequence; to take turns.

    The nurses' shifts rotate each week.

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

  3. rotate(Verb)

    to lift the nose, just prior to takeoff.

    The aircraft rotates at sixty knots.

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

  4. rotate(Verb)

    to spin, turn, or revolve something.

    Rotate the dial to the left.

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

  5. rotate(Verb)

    to advance something through a sequence.

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

  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.

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

  7. rotate(Verb)

    to grow or plant in a certain order.

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

Webster Dictionary

  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

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

  2. Rotate(verb)

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

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

  3. Rotate(verb)

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

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

  4. Rotate(verb)

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

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

  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

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

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How to say rotate in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rotate in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rotate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of rotate in a Sentence

  1. Defense Minister Mircea Dusa:

    We will permanently rotate troops on this flank.

  2. Whenever Ben Schlappig:

    They rotate the selection every couple of months so it's almost a fun way to try new champagne.

  3. John Bellows:

    The Treasuries market is still quite expensive with yields quite low. We think there is better opportunity to rotate into corporate and emerging market bonds.

  4. Craig Fehr:

    It was solid, but I wouldn't say it was overly inspiring of confidence, so we're seeing some investors rotate back into some of those names where they might feel more comfortable with if the Fed isn't going to hike sooner rather than later.

  5. Scott Moore:

    Retail is a landmine and you just don’t know who is going to be disrupted by Amazon. You are seeing money rotate into names where people feel comfortable with companies that won’t be Amazon'ed away.

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