- 1Move in a circle on a central axis: overhead, the fan revolved slowlyMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Imagine a fly walking across a man's head as the man strolls down the aisle of a speeding train as the earth revolves on its axis and circles round the sun in a rapidly expanding universe.
- Its body revolves in a complete circle while its wheels stay put.
- The crowd is dancing to an Israeli classic, revolving in a giant circle, arms around each other's shoulders.
- 1.1 (revolve about/around) Move in a circular orbit around: the earth revolves around the sunMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Thousands of galaxies revolve about its center, moving in every possible orbit like bees circling a beehive.
- The world is seen as a giant clod around which the heavens revolve about a polar axis.
- A third type of double stars involves a pair of stars revolving about their common center of mass in an orbit whose plane passes through or very near the Earth.
- 1.2 (revolve around) Treat as the most important element: her life revolved around her husbandMás ejemplos en oraciones
- An important element of the case revolves around which party initially contacted the other.
- It would have all the commercial elements with a storyline revolving around college students.
- The bulk of my professional practise has revolved around assessing and treating traumatized individuals.
- 1.3 [with object] Consider (something) repeatedly and from different angles: her mind revolved the possibilitiesMás ejemplos en oraciones
think about, give thought to, consider, reflect on, mull over, contemplate, study, meditate on, muse on, think over, think on, deliberate about/on, cogitate about/on, dwell on, brood on/over, agonize over, worry about, ruminate about/on/over, chew over, puzzle over, speculate about, weigh up, review, turn over• archaic pore on
- For all of which reasons, I didn't sleep particularly well last night, and found my mind revolving the problem of the island.
- I revolved these circumstances in my mind, and determined thenceforth to apply myself more particularly to those branches of natural philosophy which relate to physiology.
- Its symphonic narrative revolves six characters through six ages of man - from the 19th century to distant millennia - then brings them full circle as each one completes their interrupted history.
late Middle English (in the senses 'turn (the eyes) back', 'restore', 'consider'): from Latin revolvere, from re- 'back' (also expressing intensive force) + volvere 'roll'.