revolving

adjective
re·​volv·​ing | \ri-ˈväl-viŋ, -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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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, Sun-Sentinel.com, "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, chicagotribune.com, "Will Pat O'Donnell respond to competition in fight to stick with Bears?," 13 July 2018 Buy Photo The Powelton Village house that Ellen Tiberino grew up in was a revolving door of interesting characters and filled with music and art. Julia Terruso, Philly.com, "Ellen Tiberino, of art-family royalty, fighting to keep a legacy alive in gentrifying Powelton Village," 12 July 2018 Since 2013, when Chase Rettig was a senior, the quarterback position has been a revolving door for the Eagles. Julian Benbow, BostonGlobe.com, "BC quarterback Anthony Brown nearly ready after knee surgery," 4 July 2018 On the offensive line, first-round pick Kolton Miller joins an outstanding front five that’s had a revolving door at the right tackle position of late. Robert Klemko, SI.com, "AFC West Offseason Report Cards: Chiefs Reload, Chargers Poised for a Run, Keenum Holds Broncos’ Fate, Gruden Goes Veteran-Heavy," 27 June 2018 How does this system serve America’s veterans? Poorly, as the revolving door of VA secretaries implies. Rebecca Burgess, WSJ, "The VA Continues a Centuries-Long History of Scandal," 26 June 2018 The revolving door is an unintended byproduct of long-standing payment policies. Jordan Rau, chicagotribune.com, "Medicare takes aim at boomerang hospitalizations of nursing home patients," 22 June 2018 The show focuses on the New York Times reporters who race across the country to cover the president’s twisting facts and revolving-door cabinet. Andrew R. Chow, New York Times, "What’s on TV Sunday: ‘The Affair’ and ‘Parts Unknown’," 17 June 2018

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First Known Use of revolving

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of revolving was in 1599

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revolving

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of revolving

: able to be turned around a center point

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