Circumvolve Cir`cum*volve", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Circumvolved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Circumvolving}.] [L. circumvolvere, -volutum; circum + volvere to roll.] To roll round; to cause to revolve; to put into a circular motion. --Herrick. [1913 Webster]

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  • Circumvolve — Cir cum*volve , v. i. To roll round; to revolve. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • circumvolve — (v.) 1640s, from L. circumvolvere to roll round, revolve, from circum (see CIRCUM (Cf. circum )) + volvere to turn around, roll (see VULVA (Cf. vulva)). Related: Circumvolved; circumvolving …   Etymology dictionary

  • circumvolve — [sʉr΄kəm välv′] vt., vi. circumvolved, circumvolving [L circumvolvere < circum, around + volvere, to roll: see WALK] to revolve …   English World dictionary

  • circumvolve — /serr keuhm volv /, v.t., v.i., circumvolved, circumvolving. to revolve or wind about. [1590 1600; < L circumvolv(ere), equiv. to circum CIRCUM + volvere to roll (see EVOLVE)] * * * …   Universalium

  • circumvolve — verb To revolve or move about …   Wiktionary

  • circumvolve — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To move or cause to move in circles or around an axis: circle, gyrate, orbit, revolve, rotate, turn, wheel. See MOVE, REPETITION …   English dictionary for students

  • circumvolve — cir•cum•volve [[t]ˌsɜr kəmˈvɒlv[/t]] v. t. v. i. volved, volv•ing to revolve or wind about • Etymology: 1590–1600; < L circumvolvere=circum circum +volvere to roll (see evolve) …   From formal English to slang

  • circumvolve — /sɜkəmˈvɒlv/ (say serkuhm volv) verb (t), verb (i) (circumvolved, circumvolving) → revolve. {Latin circumvolvere roll round} …   Australian English dictionary

  • circumvolve —   v.i. & t. revolve (round).    ♦ circumvolution, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • circumvolve — verb cause to turn on an axis or center Rotate the handle • Syn: ↑rotate • Derivationally related forms: ↑circumvolution, ↑rotatory (for: ↑rotate), ↑rotation …   Useful english dictionary

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