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English Dictionary: Revolve by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
revolve
v
  1. turn on or around an axis or a center; "The Earth revolves around the Sun"; "The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire"
    Synonym(s): revolve, go around, rotate
  2. move in an orbit; "The moon orbits around the Earth"; "The planets are orbiting the sun"; "electrons orbit the nucleus"
    Synonym(s): orb, orbit, revolve
  3. cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis; "She rolled the ball"; "They rolled their eyes at his words"
    Synonym(s): roll, revolve
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Revolve \Re*volve"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Revolved}; p. pr. &
      vb. n. {Revolving}.] [L. revolvere, revolutum; pref. re- re-
      + volvere to roll, turn round. See {Voluble}, and cf.
      {Revolt}, {revolution}.]
      1. 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.
  
                     If the earth revolve thus, each house near the
                     equator must move a thousand miles an hour. --I.
                                                                              Watts.
  
      2. To move in a curved path round a center; as, the planets
            revolve round the sun.
  
      3. To pass in cycles; as, the centuries revolve.
  
      4. To return; to pass. [R.] --Ayliffe.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Revolve \Re*volve"\, v. t.
      1. To cause to turn, as on an axis.
  
                     Then in the east her turn she shines, Revolved on
                     heaven's great axile.                        --Milton.
  
      2. Hence, to turn over and over in the mind; to reflect
            repeatedly upon; to consider all aspects of.
  
                     This having heard, straight I again revolved The law
                     and prophets.                                    --Milton.
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