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REVOLVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does revolve mean? 

REVOLVE (verb)
  The verb REVOLVE has 3 senses:

1. turn on or around an axis or a center
2. move in an orbit
3. cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis

  Familiarity information: REVOLVE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


REVOLVE (verb)


Sense 1revolve [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Turn on or around an axis or a center

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

revolve; rotate; go around

Context examples:

The Earth revolves around the Sun / The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire

Hypernyms (to "revolve" is one way to...):

turn (move around an axis or a center)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "revolve"):

drive in; screw (cause to penetrate, as with a circular motion)

screw (turn like a screw)

wheel; wheel around (change directions as if revolving on a pivot)

gyrate; reel; spin; spin around; whirl (revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis)

swirl; twiddle; twirl; whirl (turn in a twisting or spinning motion)

Sentence frame:

Something is ----ing PP

Also:

revolve around (center upon)


Sense 2revolve [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move in an orbit

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

orb; orbit; revolve

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "revolve" is one way to...):

circle; circulate (move in circles)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "revolve"):

retrograde (move backward in an orbit, of celestial bodies)

Sentence frames:

Something is ----ing PP
Something ----s something


Sense 3revolve [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

revolve; roll

Context examples:

She rolled the ball / They rolled their eyes at his words

Hypernyms (to "revolve" is one way to...):

displace; move (cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "revolve"):

transit (revolve (the telescope of a surveying transit) about its horizontal transverse axis in order to reverse its direction)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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