re·​volv·​ing ri-ˈväl-viŋ How to pronounce revolving (audio)
 also  -ˈvä-viŋ,
 or  -ˈvȯ-viŋ
: tending to revolve or recur
especially : recurrently available
: of, relating to, or being credit that may be used repeatedly up to the specified limit and is usually repaid in regular proportional installments
: 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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Word History


from present participle of revolve

First Known Use

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of revolving was in 1599

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“Revolving.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


: likely to revolve or recur
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