- to develop gradually: to evolve a scheme.
- to give off or emit, as odors or vapors.
- to come forth gradually into being; develop; undergo evolution: The whole idea evolved from a casual remark.
- to gradually change one's opinions or beliefs: candidates who are still evolving on the issue; an evolved feminist mom.
- Biology. to develop by a process of evolution to a different adaptive state or condition: The human species evolved from an ancestor that was probably arboreal.
Origin of evolve
Examples from the Web for evolver
We hold in this case to our old idea, and say: If there be evolution, there must be an evolver.Scientific Essays and Lectures
This mode of popular speech reached the climax of absurdity when it was gravely argued that "Evolution implies an Evolver."The Philosophy of Natural Theology
We p. xxiiihold in this case to our old idea, and say—If there be evolution, there must be an evolver.Westminster Sermons
- to develop or cause to develop gradually
- (intr) (of animal or plant species) to undergo evolution
- (tr) to yield, emit, or give off (heat, gas, vapour, etc)
Word Origin and History for evolver
1640s, "to unfold, open out, expand," from Latin evolvere "to unroll," especially of books; figuratively "to make clear, disclose; to produce, develop," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + volvere "to roll" (see volvox). Meaning "to develop by natural processes to a higher state" is from 1832. Related: Evolved; evolving.
- To undergo biological evolution, as in the development of new species or new traits within a species.
- To develop a characteristic through the process of evolution.
- To undergo change and development, as the structures of the universe.