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.
Recent Examples on the Web Consumers’ reluctance to take on new revolving debt during economic uncertainty, and the move by banks to toughen approval standards, are among the reasons for the decline in card volumes, bank executives have said. Peter Rudegeair, WSJ, "Covid-19 Economy Boosts ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ Installment Services," 30 Dec. 2020 At a time when so many retailers have had revolving doors at the top, Malhotra is only the fourth CEO of the company. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, "The Container Store names a new CEO as Melissa Reiff plans to retire," 22 Dec. 2020 To show that this is a revolving kind of conversation. Geoff Edgers, Washington Post, "Four police officers shot Amadou Diallo 19 times. A new photography project names them.," 3 Dec. 2020 The InStyler’s heated revolving barrel, ionic bristles, and tourmaline plates work together to dry and style hair without the need for multiple tools. Jennifer Manfrin,, "Best early Black Friday deals," 26 Nov. 2020 Warinner has relied on a revolving cast of players. Rainer Sabin, Detroit Free Press, "Two Michigan football OL starters, Jalen Mayfield, Ryan Hayes, could return vs. Penn State," 25 Nov. 2020 Rosedale Center’s Rose & Loon store features a revolving collective of local artisans. Nicole Norfleet, Star Tribune, "Minneapolis retail experts launch online shop for small retailers spurred by COVID-19 economy," 24 Nov. 2020 Located at the top of the 33-story building, the revolving lounge was best known for its spectacular views of the city. Blake Pontchartrain,, "Blakeview: Top of the Mart gave New Orleans drinkers a spin over the city," 16 Nov. 2020 Between that and Houston having a constantly revolving training-room door this season, the Cougars have had a turbulent first half of their 2020 campaign. Keith Jenkins, The Enquirer, "Houston Cougars: A look at No. 6 Cincinnati Bearcats' next AAC football opponent," 4 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of revolving

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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20 Jan 2021

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“Revolving.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of revolving

: able to be turned around a center point

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