HyperDic: revolve

English > 3 senses of the word revolve:
VERBmotionrevolve, go around, rotateturn on or around an axis or a center
motionrevolve, orb, orbitmove in an orbit
motionrevolve, rollcause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis
revolve > pronunciation
Soundsriyvaa'lv
Rhymesabsolve ... solve: 8 rhymes with aalv...
English > revolve: 3 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningturn on or around an axis or a center.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Example"The Earth revolves around the Sun"
Synonymsgo around, rotate
Caused byrotate, circumvolveCause to turn on an axis or center
Narrowerscrew, drive inCause to penetrate, as with a circular motion
screwTurn like a screw
spin, spin around, whirl, reel, gyraterevolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis
twirl, swirl, twiddle, whirlTurn in a twisting or spinning motion
wheel, wheel aroundchange directions as if revolving on a pivot
BroaderturnMove around an axis or a center
See alsorevolve aroundcenter upon
Similar torotate, circumvolveCause to turn on an axis or center
Spanishgirar, revolver, rodar, rotar, voltear
Catalangirar, regirar, rodar, rotar, voltar, voltejar
Nounsrevolutiona single complete turn (axial or orbital)
English > revolve: 3 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningMove in an orbit.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Something ----s something
Synonymsorb, orbit
NarrowerretrogradeMove backward in an orbit, of celestial bodies
BroadercircleMove in circles
Spanishdar vueltas, girar, orbitar, rotar
Catalangirar, orbitar, rotar
Nounsrevolutiona single complete turn (axial or orbital)
English > revolve: 3 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningCause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymroll
Narrowertransitrevolve (the telescope of a surveying transit) about its horizontal transverse axis in order to reverse its direction
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Similar toroll, turn overMove by turning over or rotating
Spanishgirar, rodar, rotar
Catalangirar, rotar

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