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.
- (intransitive) To orbit a central point.
- The Earth revolves around the sun.
- To turn on an axis.
- The Earth revolves once every twenty-four hours.
- (intransitive) To recur in cycles.
- The program revolves through all the queues before returning to the start.
- The centuries revolve.
- (transitive) To ponder on, to reflect repeatedly upon, to consider all aspects of.
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- revolve in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- revolve in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- second-person singular present active imperative of revolvō