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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Revolve  \Re*volve"\,  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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 
  If  the  earth  revolve  thus  each  house  near  the 
  equator  must  move  a  thousand  miles  an  hour.  --I. 
  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.]  --Ayliffe. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  turn  on  or  around  an  axis  or  a  center;  "The  Earth  revolves 
  around  the  Sun";  "The  lamb  roast  rotates  on  a  spit  over 
  the  fire"  [syn:  {go  around},  {rotate}] 
  2:  move  in  an  orbit,  as  of  celestial  bodies:  "The  moon  orbits 
  around  the  Earth";  "The  planets  are  orbiting  the  sun" 
  [syn:  {orbit}] 
  3:  to  rotate  or  cause  to  rotate:  "The  child  rolled  down  the 
  hill";  "She  rolled  the  ball  her  eyes  at  his  words"  [syn:  {roll}, 
  {turn  over}] 

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