Revolve Definition

revolved, revolves, revolving
revolved, revolves, revolving
To move in a circle or orbit around a point.
Webster's New World
To spin or turn around a center or axis; rotate.
Webster's New World
To cause to rotate, or spin around an axis.
Webster's New World
To be arranged as revolving credit.
His credit line revolves.
American Heritage
To be oriented (around or about something regarded as a center)
Webster's New World

Origin of Revolve

  • From Middle English revolven (“to change direction"), from Old French revolver (“to reflect upon"), from Latin revolvere, present active infinitive of revolvō (“turn over, roll back, reflect upon"), from re- (“back") + volvō (“roll"); see voluble, volve.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English revolven to change direction from Old French revolver to reflect upon from Latin revolvere to turn over, roll back, reflect upon re- re- volvere to roll wel-2 in Indo-European roots

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

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