Revolve

Definition of Revolve

Re`volve´
v. i.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.
[imp. & p. p. Revolved; p. pr. & vb. n. Revolving.]
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.
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.

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