Revolving
Revolving Re*volv"ing, a. Making a revolution or revolutions; rotating; -- used also figuratively of time, seasons, etc., depending on the revolution of the earth. [1913 Webster]

But grief returns with the revolving year. --Shelley. [1913 Webster]

Revolving seasons, fruitless as they pass. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

{Revolving firearm}. See {Revolver}.

{Revolving light}, a light or lamp in a lighthouse so arranged as to appear and disappear at fixed intervals, either by being turned about an axis so as to show light only at intervals, or by having its light occasionally intercepted by a revolving screen. [1913 Webster]


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  • revolving — [ri välvīŋ, ri vôl′viŋ] adj. 1. that revolves: said of an airport beacon, etc. ☆ 2. Finance a) designating a fund kept for making loans, payments, etc. and regularly replenished, as from repayments b) designating credit, as for a charge account,… …   English World dictionary

  • Revolving — Crédit permanent Le crédit permanent (aussi appelé crédit renouvelable ou encore crédit revolving) est une forme de crédit consistant à mettre à disposition d’un emprunteur une somme d’argent sur un compte particulier ouvert auprès de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • revolving — re|volv|ing [rıˈvɔlvıŋ US ˈva:l ] adj a revolving object is designed so that it turns with a circular movement ▪ The theatre has a revolving stage …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • revolving — adjective a revolving object is designed so that it turns with a circular movement: a revolving stage in the theatre …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Revolving — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • revolving — adjective Date: 1599 1. a. tending to revolve or recur; especially recurrently available b. of, relating to, or being credit that may be used repeatedly up to the specified limit and is usually repaid in regular proportional installments 2.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • revolving — revolvingly, adv. /ri vol ving/, adj. 1. that revolves: a revolving table top. 2. Mach. noting or pertaining to a radial engine whose cylinders revolve around a stationary crankshaft, as the engine of a helicopter. [1690 1700; REVOLVE + ING2] * * …   Universalium

  • revolving — adj. Revolving is used with these nouns: ↑door, ↑stage …   Collocations dictionary

  • revolving — re|volv|ing [ rı valvıŋ ] adjective turning in a circle around a central point: a revolving shelf/stage/restaurant …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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