Gyrate Definition

gyrated, gyrates, gyrating
gyrated, gyrates, gyrating
To revolve around a fixed point or axis.
American Heritage Medicine
To move in a circular or spiral path; rotate or revolve on an axis; whirl.
Webster's New World
To oscillate or vary, especially in a repetitious pattern.
Stock prices gyrated around last week's high.
American Heritage
Spiral, coiled, circular, or convoluted.
Webster's New World

(biology) Having coils or convolutions.


Origin of Gyrate

  • from Ancient Greek γυρός (guros, “round, curved”) through Latin into Middle English to English

    From Wiktionary

  • Late Latin gȳrāre gȳrāt- from Latin gȳrus circle gyre

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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