revolve


revolve

verb (used without object), re·volved, re·volv·ing.

  1. to move in a circular or curving course or orbit: The earth revolves around the sun.
  2. to turn around or rotate, as on an axis: The wheel revolves slowly.
  3. to proceed or occur in a round or cycle; come around again in the process of time; recur.
  4. to be revolved in the mind.
  5. to focus or center on.

verb (used with object), re·volved, re·volv·ing.

  1. to cause to turn around, as on an axis.
  2. to cause to move in a circular or curving course, as about a central point.
  3. to think about; consider.

verb

  1. to move or cause to move around a centre or axis; rotate
  2. (intr) to occur periodically or in cycles
  3. to consider or be considered
  4. (intr ; foll by around or about) to be centred or focused (upon)Juliet’s thoughts revolved around Romeo

noun

  1. theatre a circular section of a stage that can be rotated by electric power to provide a scene change
v.

late 14c., “to change direction, bend around, turn (the eyes) back,” from Old French revolver and directly from Latin revolvere “roll back, unroll, unwind; happen again, return; go over, repeat,” from re- “back, again” (see re-) + volvere “to roll” (see volvox). In 15c., “to turn over (in the mind or heart), meditate.” Meaning “travel around a central point” first recorded 1660s (earlier “cause to travel in an orbit around a central point,” mid-15c.). Related: Revolved; revolving.

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