re·​volv·​ing | \ ri-ˈväl-viŋ How to pronounce revolving (audio) , -ˈvȯl- also -ˈvä-viŋ or -ˈvȯ-viŋ\

Definition of revolving

1a : tending to revolve or recur especially : recurrently available
b : of, relating to, or being credit that may be used repeatedly up to the specified limit and is usually repaid in regular proportional installments
2 : turning around on or as if on an axis a revolving platform

Examples of revolving in a Sentence

The band played on a revolving stage.

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The Bills went through a revolving door of starters in attempting to replace Gaines last season. John Wawrow, The Seattle Times, "Bills hope for happy returns after signing cornerback Gaines," 25 Mar. 2019 Between 2013 and 2015, my life was a revolving door, in and out of jail and rehab centers. Sarah Gad, Marie Claire, "My Drug Overdose Saved My Life. Now I'm Saving Others.," 15 Mar. 2019 The revolving door from Congress to lobbying firms is well traveled for members and their staff, who cash in on valuable government experience and relationships. Jim Brunner, The Seattle Times, "Retired Rep. Dave Reichert joins lobbying firm, will work initially on anti-human trafficking project," 14 Jan. 2019 By summer, Bush picked up the theme, citing the case during speeches, and by fall, his campaign began airing an ad attacking the Massachusetts furlough program, showing a series of prisoners walking through a revolving door. Peter Baker, The Seattle Times, "Bush made Willie Horton an issue, and for African-Americans, the scars are still fresh," 3 Dec. 2018 And the connections between big money and the corporate interests and the donations and the lobbying and the revolving door between Congress and the private sector and the way that all ends up influencing policy. Eric Johnson, Recode, "We have to rewrite antitrust law to deal with tech monopolies, says ‘Positive Populism’ author Steve Hilton," 24 Oct. 2018 But his departure in 2005, along with a team of traders, to start his own hedge fund presaged a revolving door at the endowment’s highest levels and a prolonged period of weak returns. Juliet Chung And Dawn Lim, WSJ, "Harvard’s Investment Gain Trails Rivals," 28 Sep. 2018 Last year, the revolving door of Jesse Davis, Jermon Bushrod, Ted Larsen and Anthony Steen combined to give up 69 pressures (the average guard duo allows 62). Dave Hyde,, "Hyde5: Here's five reasons to feel better about the Miami Dolphins in July," 13 July 2018 But the revolving door of kickers and Gould’s continued success have intensified the scrutiny on Pace’s decision. Dan Wiederer,, "Will Pat O'Donnell respond to competition in fight to stick with Bears?," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of revolving

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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: able to be turned around a center point

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