- revolutions of 1848,
- revolving charge account,
- revolving credit,
- revolving door,
- revolving fund,
- revolving stage
Origin of revolving
verb (used without object), re·volved, re·volv·ing.
verb (used with object), re·volved, re·volv·ing.
Origin of revolve
Examples from the Web for 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|Robert Gold|August 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Evolve a revolving roundtable of women, or men, with diverse, unpredictable views.
Outside, to the left of the revolving doors, is where he would smoke his after-dinner cigarette.
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|Jay Michaelson|June 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“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|Tom Sykes|April 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The rapid turning of the inner tub for three minutes throws the clothing and water in them to the outside of the revolving center.Mechanical Devices in the Home|Edith Louise Allen
At that moment the revolving searchlight on Monte Mario passed over the room.The Eternal City|Hall Caine
He stood for a few moments, revolving the question in his own mind.A Life's Secret|Mrs. Henry Wood
The squirrel in the revolving cage thinks it is progressing; Man is in a revolving cage.Egoists|James Huneker
In revolving these precautions nothing occurred that was new.Edgar Huntley|Charles Brockden Brown
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.