verb (used without object), re·volved, re·volv·ing.
verb (used with object), re·volved, re·volv·ing.
- revolutionary war,
- revolutionary wars,
- revolutions of 1848,
- revolving charge account,
- revolving credit,
- revolving door
Origin of revolve
Examples from the Web for revolve
Somehow, everything in the world has to revolve around men here, men and their parts.
In the 1980s and 1990s, blockbusters were star vehicles; now they revolve around brands (Marvel Comics) and concepts (vampires).Is This the End of Arnold Schwarzenegger's Comeback?|Andrew Romano|March 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Prison has taught me that the world does not revolve around me,” he says.The Party Monster Lives For the Applause: Michael Alig’s Second Act|Caitlin Dickson|February 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Like the Colosseum, Jep both stands above and is a part of the grotesqueries that revolve around him.The New Fellini: Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘The Great Beauty’|Jimmy So|November 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The story was originally to revolve around Jikisai Minami, a well-respected Zen Buddhist priest in Aomori prefecture.
A sharp cutting instrument, fixed on a bench, is brought into contact with the surface of the sphere, which is made to revolve.
The weight descending caused the cylinder to revolve, setting the train in motion.Time Telling through the Ages|Harry Chase Brearley
Indeed, even while he was speaking the wheels of Fate had already begun to revolve.The Missionary|George Griffith
Henceforward he and his two colleagues were the pivots around which the further proceedings were to revolve.The Delight Makers|Adolf Bandelier
As we revolve in our orbit we approach or recede any given star, and our rate of motion being known we thus obtain a second test.The Beauties of Nature|Sir John Lubbock
Word Origin for revolve
late 14c., "to change direction, bend around, turn (the eyes) back," from Old French revolver and directly from Latin revolvere "roll back, unroll, unwind; happen again, return; go over, repeat," from re- "back, again" (see re-) + volvere "to roll" (see volvox). In 15c., "to turn over (in the mind or heart), meditate." Meaning "travel around a central point" first recorded 1660s (earlier "cause to travel in an orbit around a central point," mid-15c.). Related: Revolved; revolving.