- 1Engaged in or promoting political revolution: the revolutionary armyMore example sentences
- Both forces styled themselves as revolutionary armies on the Soviet model.
- From the beginning of the wars he had been puzzling over the performance of the French revolutionary armies.
- Within the class, only the ‘alienated’ worker is truly revolutionary.
- 1.1 (Revolutionary) Of or relating to the American Revolution.More example sentences
- George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, and Paul Revere were among the prominent American Masons of the Revolutionary Era.
- The Creeks supported the British in the American Revolutionary War.
- The Dutch United Provinces supported the Americans in the Revolutionary War.
- 1.2Involving or causing a complete or dramatic change: a revolutionary new drugMore example sentences
- Later, after the move to London, the revolutionary changes in publishing technology, there was no longer any such cause.
- I'd heard that it was a science fiction classic, with revolutionary ideas about free love and community.
- In fact, he thought, their hostility was often proof of the revolutionary nature of his ideas.
noun (plural revolutionaries)Back to top
- A person who works for or engages in political revolution.More example sentences
- They would act like any revolutionary vanguard, as Lenin or indeed the French revolutionaries had imagined.
- He was a revolutionary and like all successful revolutionaries he worked from within.
- The revolutionaries are the prophets and martyrs of social and political change.