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Meaning of REVOLVING

Pronunciation:  ri'vâlving

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  turning about an axis
 

REVOLVING is a 9 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: moving, rotating, turning, wheeling
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Re*volv"ing\, a.
Making a revolution or revolutions; rotating; -- used also
figuratively of time, seasons, etc., depending on the
revolution of the earth.

      But grief returns with the revolving year. --Shelley.

      Revolving seasons, fruitless as they pass. --Cowper.

{Revolving firearm}. See {Revolver}.

{Revolving light}, a light or lamp in a lighthouse so
   arranged as to appear and disappear at fixed intervals,
   either by being turned about an axis so as to show light
   only at intervals, or by having its light occasionally
   intercepted by a revolving screen.

 

 

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