revolve

Definitions

  • Hit Dad in the Nose With The Butt of a Revolver 255
    Hit Dad in the Nose With The Butt of a Revolver 255
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v revolve cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis "She rolled the ball","They rolled their eyes at his words"
    • v revolve move in an orbit "The moon orbits around the Earth","The planets are orbiting the sun","electrons orbit the nucleus"
    • v revolve 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"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"CONVICTS HAD REVOLVERS ALL RIGHT THAT TRIP AND DENNY THREW UP HIS HANDS." "CONVICTS HAD REVOLVERS ALL RIGHT THAT TRIP AND DENNY THREW UP HIS HANDS."

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The revolving door was invented in 1888, by Theophilus Van Kannel.
    • Revolve 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."
    • Revolve To cause to turn, as on an axis. "Then in the east her turn she shines, Revolved on heaven's great axile."
    • Revolve To move in a curved path round a center; as, the planets revolve round the sun.
    • Revolve To pass in cycles; as, the centuries revolve .
    • Revolve To return; to pass.
    • Revolve 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. "If the earth revolve thus, each house near the equator must move a thousand miles an hour."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: All of the stars comprising the Milky Way galaxy revolve around the center of the galaxy once every 200 million years or so.
    • revolve To turn or roll about on an axis; rotate.
    • revolve To move about a center; circle; move in a curved path; follow such a course as to come round again to a former place: as, the planets revolve about the sun.
    • revolve To pass through periodic changes; return or recur at regular intervals; hence, to come around in process of time.
    • revolve To pass to and fro in the mind; be revolved or pondered.
    • revolve To revolve ideas in the mind; dwell, as upon a fixed idea; meditate; ponder.
    • revolve To return; devolve again.
    • revolve To turn or cause to roll round, as upon an axis.
    • revolve To cause to move in a circular course or orbit: as, to revolve the planets in an orrery.
    • revolve To turn over and over in the mind; ponder; meditate on; consider.
    • revolve To turn over the pages of; look through; search.
    • n revolve A revolution; a radical change in political or social affairs.
    • n revolve A thought; a purpose or intention.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first revolving restaurant, The Top of the Needle, was located at the 500-foot level of the 605-foot-high steel-and-glass tower at the Century 21 Exposition in Seattle, Washington. It contained 260 seats and revolved 360 degrees in an hour. The state-of-the-art restaurant was dedicated on May 22, 1961.
    • v.i Revolve rē-volv′ to roll back: to roll round on an axis: to move round a centre: to rotate, as the planets: to meditate
    • v.t Revolve to cause to turn: to consider
    • n Revolve a radical change
    • adj Revolve rolled backward
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Quotations

  • Hermann Goering
    Hermann Goering
    “Whenever I hear the word culture, I reach for my revolver.”
  • Heather Williams
    Heather Williams
    “Revolve your world around the customer and more customers will revolve around you.”
  • Croesus
    Croesus
    “There is a wheel on the affairs of men revolve and its mechanism is such that it prevents any man from being always fortunate.”
  • Josh Billings
    Josh%20Billings
    “Music hath the charm to soothe a savage beast, but I'd try a revolver first.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar%20Wilde
    “Only mediocrities progress. An artist revolves in a cycle of masterpieces, the first of which is no less perfect than the last.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. revolvere, revolutum,; pref. re-, re- + volvere, to roll, turn round. See Voluble, and cf. Revolt revolution

Usage

In literature:

You will notice that only one cartridge in that revolver has been used.
"The Ghost Breaker" by Charles Goddard
He was gazing into the barrel of a revolver, and behind it was a black-masked face!
"The Young Railroaders" by Francis Lovell Coombs
The blue-coat stopped another by drawing his revolver and commanding a halt.
"Uncle Sam's Boys as Lieutenants" by H. Irving Hancock
The revolver pointed straight at him.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
But it was Stingaree and his mate, and the two of us were covered with revolvers like young rifles.
"Stingaree" by E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
It was the crack of a revolver!
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
One stepped up to the window of the paying teller, and covering him with his revolver, demanded five thousand dollars.
"A Cousin's Conspiracy" by Horatio Alger
I saw the moonlight glitter on the barrel of a revolver as he spoke, and he now lifted the weapon and pointed it towards us.
"The Motor Pirate" by George Sidney Paternoster
He caught sight of his revolver.
"The Trembling of a Leaf" by William Somerset Maugham
A smoking revolver was in his hand.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
He shrugged his shoulders scornfully, and holding his revolver before him walked on until he locked himself in his tower.
"The Dead Command" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
A revolver settled all disputes.
"Dangers of the Trail in 1865" by Charles E Young
The Doctor drew out his revolver.
"The Dodge Club" by James De Mille
He raised his revolver and fired at the creature, sending shot after shot from the heavy revolver into the head.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930" by Various
The four men near him had not stirred, but, startled and alert, the right hand of each covered the butt of a revolver.
"Nan of Music Mountain" by Frank H. Spearman
The blacksmith had a revolver, and was crazy with liquor.
"Whispering Smith" by Frank H. Spearman
Sagging from his slim waist was a well filled cartridge belt and at the right hip a heavy revolver.
"The Coming of the Law" by Charles Alden Seltzer
Tyke was hunched up in his big revolving chair with a look of agitation on his face.
"Doubloons--and the Girl" by John Maxwell Forbes
The man slipped his arm through the reins, unbuckled his revolver, and handed it to Shorty.
"Si Klegg, Book 3 (of 6) Si And Shorty Meet Mr. Rosenbaum, The Spy, Who Relates His Adventures" by John McElroy
He was a sort of revolving light upon the coasts of scampdom.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
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In poetry:

Love that revolves through endless years--
Love that can never pall;
Love which excludes the gloom of fears,
Love to whom God is all!
"Heavenly Love" by George Moses Horton
I not asleep, nor quite awake.
Numbered the nothings of the house,
Revolving which my text to make,
The living priest or that dead mouse.
"A Winter Walk" by John Albee
Worlds by millions are revolving
Through that vast, unfathomed main;
Should our tiny orb make shipwreck,
Worlds by millions would remain;
"Discouragement" by John Lawson Stoddard
For lo, what changes time can bring!
The cycles of revolving years
May free my heart from all its fears,—
And teach my lips a song to sing.
"Rome Unvisited" by Oscar Wilde
Till, ringing, singing on its way,
The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime
A chant sublime
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
"Flower-De-Luce: Christmas Bells" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The wreck of a world of matter
That transforms revolving spheres,
Which have gathered all their greatness
Through the lapse of a million years;
"The Desirable Undefined" by Jared Barhite

In news:

Green Revolving Loan Funds Yield High Rate of Return .
Bill Thompson remembers the days when his business revolved around repairing film cameras.
Our lives revolve around 'mediacracy.
Dallas police officer's troubles revolve around motor vehicles.
Revolve Fitness to Take Cycling Rides Outside.
Revolve 's charity ride encourages you to dress up in your Valentine's Day best—over your regular cycling clothes of course.
In patent examinations, most issues revolve around obviousness.
Revolve ' by La Cherga.
Show to revolve around stars Howard, Molina.
CHERRY HILL, New Jersey, October 8 WHEN talk of diversity in swimming arises, the topic almost always revolves around race.
What better way to celebrate the greatest album by one of the greatest metal band ever than by reading Revolver 's new special issue devoted to the group.
Each episode will revolve around a very loose theme.
The US Environmental Protection Agency presented a Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) award to the Magna Water Company in Utah for a project to design and build a treatment plant that will enhance water safety for its customers.
British singer/songwriter David Gedge and revolving cast have been releasing some of the world's best fuzzy guitar-pop since the late '80s.
Revolving like the spinning world, their bodies whirl and their skirts balloon.
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In science:

Our attention revolves around the question whether a given configuration of sensors and movement capabilities of the agents allows them to capture enough data in order to draw conclusions regarding the global layout of the polygon.
Simple Agents Learn to Find Their Way: An Introduction on Mapping Polygons
More recent methods often revolve around matrix factorization including singular value decomposition and non-negative matrix factorization.
A Comparative Study of Collaborative Filtering Algorithms
Importantly, the above procedure was born in the context of searching for circumbinary planets (O fir 2008) and therefor e our model assumes two central bodies, around which other bodies may revolve.
An Independent Planet Search In The Kepler Dataset. I. A hundred new candidates and revised KOIs
Therefore, the early cosmological debate revolved around two deficient models: The model of Einstein which was unable to explain redshifts, and the model of de Sitter which contained no matter and was rather mysterious.
Models of universe with a polytropic equation of state: I. The early universe
Fisher called ”acceptance sampling”, where the decisions revolve around a loss function originating in information ‘other than the data’.
Why the Decision Theoretic Perspective Misrepresents Frequentist Inference: 'Nuts and Bolts' vs. Learning from Data
In this paper we study one of the most elementary problems of the topological robotics: rotation of a line, which is fixed by a revolving joint at a base point: one wants to bring the line from its initial position A to a final position B by a continuous motion in the space.
Topological robotics: motion planning in projective spaces
Fortunately, the speculative fringes of particle physics and cosmology have come up with a few ideas revolving around chaotic in flation and multiple dimensions.
CIW Cosmology Symposium: Conference Summary -- Observations
The subpulses are wider and revolve less fast.
Radio Pulsars
Our discussion of sample selection bias has revolved around the use of non-parametric tools (and in particular Random Forests).
Active Learning to Overcome Sample Selection Bias: Application to Photometric Variable Star Classification
Both of these coordinate systems are local coordinate systems in the sense that both of them revolve with the Earth.
Search for Gamma Ray Emission from Galactic Plane with Milagro
Although the measurement of recoil directions is difficult 13 , it could be possible to observe an annual modulation effect on the WIMP rate, as the Earth revolves around the Sun.
The EDELWEISS experiment and Dark Matter Direct Detection
No known model or axiom distinguishes between these two questions, which revolve around large cardinal axioms.
Problems from Topology Proceedings
The rest of this chapter revolves around the proofs of Theorem 3.1 and Theorem 3.2.
Elementary potential theory on the hypercube
If we assume that the third body revolves close to the plane of the sky, the dynamical argument of periastron (g) should have a similar value.
Tidal and rotational effects in the perturbations of hierarchical triple stellar systems. II. Eccentric systems - the case of AS Camelopardalis
Our main question revolves around the problem of finding the longest heapable subsequence.
Heapable Sequences and Subsequences
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