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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : turned in a circle around an axis [syn: rotated]