re·volve /rɪˈvɑlv, ˈvɔlv ||ˈvɑv ||ˈvɔv/
Re·volve, v. t.
1. To cause to turn, as on an axis.
Then in the east her turn she shines,
Revolved on heaven's great axile. --Milton.
2. Hence, to turn over and over in the mind; to reflect repeatedly upon; to consider all aspects of.
This having heard, straight I again revolved
The law and prophets. --Milton.
Re·volve v. i. [imp. & p. p. Revolved p. pr. & vb. n. Revolving.]
1. To turn or roll round on, or as on, an axis, like a wheel; to rotate, -- which is the more specific word in this sense.
If the earth revolve thus, each house near the equator must move a thousand miles an hour. --I. Watts.
2. To move in a curved path round a center; as, the planets revolve round the sun.
3. To pass in cycles; as, the centuries revolve.
4. To return; to pass. [R.]
v 1: turn on or around an axis or a center; "The Earth revolves
around the Sun"; "The lamb roast rotates on a spit over
the fire" [syn: go around, rotate]
2: move in an orbit; "The moon orbits around the Earth"; "The
planets are orbiting the sun"; "electrons orbit the
nucleus" [syn: orbit]
3: cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as
if on an axis; "She rolled the ball"; "They rolled their
eyes at his words" [syn: roll]