Origin of revolving
verb (used without object), re·volved, re·volv·ing.
verb (used with object), re·volved, re·volv·ing.
Origin of revolve
Synonyms for revolve
Examples from the Web for revolving
Contemporary Examples of revolving
Fed up of being surrounded by a revolving cast of affluent crashing bores, I vowed to get out more.The Hell of the Hamptons: Why the Exclusive Hotspot Is a Mind-Numbing Drag
August 18, 2014
Evolve a revolving roundtable of women, or men, with diverse, unpredictable views.Is There Life Left in ‘The View’?
June 28, 2014
Outside, to the left of the revolving doors, is where he would smoke his after-dinner cigarette.Michael Hastings' Hunger for Life
June 14, 2014
His last few years have been a revolving door of corruption, scandal, resignation, and reinstatement.The U.N.’s Next President Is a Gay-Hating Friend of Uganda’s Corrupt Dictator
June 3, 2014
“At approximately 0240 hours, Mark Shand attempted to re-enter the hotel through the revolving doors,” Grimpel told BNO.Camilla's Brother Died After Falling In Gramercy Park Hotel Revolving Doors
April 24, 2014
Historical Examples of revolving
He stood for a moment at the side of the door, revolving what was to be done.A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
William Dobein James
The coachman was revolving in his own mind the question of the boy's belongings.Rico and Wiseli
It was a measure which he had long been revolving in his secret thoughts.Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)
At last I heard him revolving on his axis down the corkscrew staircase.Wilfrid Cumbermede
My sixth a cycle of revolving time,Which visits every nation, age, and clime.
Word Origin for revolve
1690s, present participle adjective from revolve (v.). Revolving door attested from 1856 in industrial processes, 1896 in buildings.
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.