Revolve Re*volve", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Revolved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Revolving}.] [L. revolvere, revolutum; pref. re- re- + volvere to roll, turn round. See {Voluble}, and cf. {Revolt}, {revolution}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

If the earth revolve thus, each house near the equator must move a thousand miles an hour. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster]

2. To move in a curved path round a center; as, the planets revolve round the sun. [1913 Webster]

3. To pass in cycles; as, the centuries revolve. [1913 Webster]

4. To return; to pass. [R.] --Ayliffe. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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