[ ri-vol-ving ]
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  1. that revolves: a revolving table top.

  2. Machinery. noting or pertaining to a radial engine whose cylinders revolve around a stationary crankshaft, as the engine of a helicopter.

Origin of revolving

First recorded in 1690–1700; revolve + -ing2

Other words from revolving

  • re·volv·ing·ly, adverb
  • non·re·volv·ing, adjective
  • un·re·volv·ing, adjective

Words Nearby revolving Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use revolving in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for revolving


/ (rɪˈvɒlvɪŋ) /

  1. moving around a central axis: revolving door

  2. (of a fund) constantly added to from income from its investments to offset outgoing payments

  1. (of a letter of credit, load, etc) available to be repeatedly drawn on by the beneficiary provided that a specified amount is never exceeded

Derived forms of revolving

  • revolvingly, adverb

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