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revolve - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'revolve' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Revolve [ v. i.]
- To turn or roll round on, or as on, an axis, like a wheel; to rotate, -- which is the more specific word in this sense.
- To move in a curved path round a center; as, the planets revolve round the sun.
- To pass in cycles; as, the centuries revolve.
- To return; to pass.
2 . Revolve [ v. t.]
- To cause to turn, as on an axis.
- Hence, to turn over and over in the mind; to reflect repeatedly upon; to consider all aspects of.

Meaning of 'revolve' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . revolve [ v]
Meaning (1):
- move in an orbit
Example in sentence:
  • electrons orbit the nucleus;
  • The moon orbits around the Earth;
  • The planets are orbiting the sun
Meaning (2):
- cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis
Example in sentence:
  • She rolled the ball;
  • They rolled their eyes at his words
Meaning (3):
- turn on or around an axis or a center
Example in sentence:
  • The Earth revolves around the Sun;
  • The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire