Revolve Re*volve", v. t. 1. To cause to turn, as on an axis. [1913 Webster]

Then in the east her turn she shines, Revolved on heaven's great axile. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, to turn over and over in the mind; to reflect repeatedly upon; to consider all aspects of. [1913 Webster]

This having heard, straight I again revolved The law and prophets. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Revolve — Re*volve , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Revolved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Revolving}.] [L. revolvere, revolutum; pref. re re + volvere to roll, turn round. See {Voluble}, and cf. {Revolt}, {revolution}.] 1. To turn or roll round on, or as on, an axis, like a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • revolve — ► VERB 1) move in a circle on a central axis. 2) (revolve about/around) move in a circular orbit around. 3) (revolve around) treat as the most important point or element. ORIGIN Latin revolvere roll back …   English terms dictionary

  • revolve — re‧volve [rɪˈvɒlv ǁ rɪˈvɑːlv] verb [transitive] BANKING to make loan repayments of less than the full amount due each month: • Banks make money on the interest rates they charge cardholders who revolve their balances …   Financial and business terms

  • revolve — [v1] turn, circle circumduct, go around, gyrate, gyre, orbit, roll, rotate, spin, turn around, twist, wheel, whirl; concepts 147,738 revolve [v2] think about consider, deliberate, meditate, mull over, muse, ponder, reflect, roll, ruminate, study …   New thesaurus

  • revolve — index muse Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • revolve — (v.) late 14c., from L. revolvere turn, roll back, from re back, again (see RE (Cf. re )) + volvere to roll (see VULVA (Cf. vulva)). Meaning travel around a central point first recorded 1660s. Related: Revolved; revolving …   Etymology dictionary

  • revolve — *turn, rotate, gyrate, circle, spin, twirl, whirl, wheel, eddy, swirl, pirouette Analogous words: *swing, sway, oscillate, vibrate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • revolve — [ri välv′, rivôlv′] vt. revolved, revolving [ME revolven < L revolvere < re , back + volvere, to roll: see WALK] 1. to turn over in the mind; reflect on 2. to cause to travel in a circle or orbit 3. to cause to rotate, or spin around an… …   English World dictionary

  • revolve */ — UK [rɪˈvɒlv] / US [rɪˈvɑlv] verb Word forms revolve : present tense I/you/we/they revolve he/she/it revolves present participle revolving past tense revolved past participle revolved a) [intransitive] to turn or spin around a central point… …   English dictionary

  • revolve — 01. The government s anti smoking campaign [revolves] around helping teens make the right decisions for a healthy lifestyle. 02. In the past, people believed that all the planets in our solar system [revolved] around the Earth. 03. His entire… …   Grammatical examples in English

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