- to move in a circle or spiral, or around a fixed point; whirl.
- Zoology. having convolutions.
Origin of gyrate
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Related Words for gyratewhirl, twirl, rotate, spiral, turn, circle, circulate, spin, roll, pirouette, whirligig, purl, gyre
Examples from the Web for gyrate
Historical Examples of gyrate
Others began to gyrate over and under their horses in a dizzy way.Crooked Trails
"Well, it's like this," she said, and again the toe began to gyrate in the snow.Neighbours
Both the image before them, and the distant figure on the knoll were seen to wave arms and gyrate simultaneously.The Great Gray Plague
Raymond F. Jones
These sometimes circle and gyrate for some time after they are flushed before settling on the sea again.British Sea Birds
Some are endeavouring to dance with little more terra firma to gyrate upon than 'La Nena' had on her foot square of table.The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba
- (intr) to rotate or spiral, esp about a fixed point or axis
- biology curved or coiled into a circle; circinate
Word Origin for gyrate
1822 (implied in gyrated), back-formation from gyration. Related: Gyrated; gyrating.
- To revolve around a fixed point or axis.
- To revolve in or as if in a circle or spiral.
- In rings; coiled or convoluted.