Circumgyrate Cir`cum*gy"rate, v. t. & i. [Pref. circum- + gyrate.] To roll or turn round; to cause to perform a rotary or circular motion. --Ray. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • circumgyrate — /sûr kəm jī rātˈ or jīˈrāt/ intransitive verb To whirl or roll round ORIGIN: L circum around, and gȳrāre, ātum to turn • • • circumgyrāˈtion noun circumgyˈratory adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • circumgyrate — verb a) To turn or wheel around b) To make circuits See Also: circumgyration, circumgyratory …   Wiktionary

  • Circumgyre — Cir cum*gyre , v. i. To circumgyrate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • circumgyration — noun a) rotation, revolution b) circling, wheeling (around) See Also: circumgyrate, circumgyratory …   Wiktionary

  • CHORUS — I. CHORUS pars Comediae, una ex accessoriis, inter actum et actum: vel pars est, post actum introducta cum concentu. Dicebatur autem sic primo, multitudo canentium saltantiumque cum tibicine: idque antiquitus circa aras Deûm, Virg. aen. l. 6. v.… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • circumgyratory — circumgyˈratory adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑circumgyrate …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”