revolving

adjective
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 Since Sam Knight began writing for The New Yorker from London, in 2014, he has been blessed (or cursed) with any number of revolving scandals, public-health crises, and political fiascoes to cover. The New Yorker, 1 May 2022 The weather in Australia is ruled by the multiyear revolving patterns of El Niño and La Niña — the former hot and dry with long droughts and wildfires, the latter cool and rainy with cyclones and flooding. Washington Post, 14 Apr. 2022 The weather in Australia is ruled by the multiyear revolving patterns of El Niño and La Niña - the former hot and dry with long droughts and wildfires, the latter cool and rainy with cyclones and flooding. Frances Vinall, Anchorage Daily News, 14 Apr. 2022 Making monthly payments on or before time and keeping your revolving credit balances under 30% can improve your credit score. Swapna Venugopal Ramaswamy, USA TODAY, 11 Apr. 2022 And, like Cher’s revolving wardrobe, digital fashion gives her seamlessly endless options to consider. Frances Solá-santiago, refinery29.com, 3 Apr. 2022 Of these, 50 will appear on a revolving digital display at the palace, reports Allegra Goodwin for CNN. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 21 Mar. 2022 The section has plenty of organizers for pantries, including this revolving snack tray with more than 7,000 perfect ratings. Isabel Garcia, PEOPLE.com, 17 Mar. 2022 An arriving officer discovered someone damaged the revolving gate. John Benson, cleveland, 16 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of revolving

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for revolving

from present participle of revolve

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8 May 2022

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“Revolving.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/revolving. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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