[ verb jahy-reyt, jahy-reyt; adjective jahy-reyt ]
/ verb ˈdʒaɪ reɪt, dʒaɪˈreɪt; adjective ˈdʒaɪ reɪt /
verb (used without object), gy·rat·ed, gy·rat·ing.
to move in a circle or spiral, or around a fixed point; whirl.
Zoology. having convolutions.
Hit the QuanRead more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
dry humpingRead more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
- gyrate atrophy of choroid and retina,
Origin of gyrate
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
/ (dʒaɪˈreɪtə) /
an electronic circuit that inverts the impedance
verb (dʒɪˈreɪt, dʒaɪ-)
(intr) to rotate or spiral, esp about a fixed point or axis
adjective (ˈdʒaɪrɪt, -reɪt)
biology curved or coiled into a circle; circinate
Word Origin for gyrate
C19: from Late Latin gӯrāre, from Latin gӯrus circle, from Greek guros
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
1822 (implied in gyrated), back-formation from gyration. Related: Gyrated; gyrating.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
[ jī′rāt′ ]
To revolve around a fixed point or axis.
To revolve in or as if in a circle or spiral.
In rings; coiled or convoluted.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.