动词过去式:revolved 过去分词:revolved 现在分词:revolving 第三人称单数:revolves 形容词:revolvable
1 [I, Ipr] ~ (around/round sth) (on sth) (of a planet, etc) move in a circular orbit （指行星等）在轨道上运行
*The earth revolves round the sun (on its axis). 地球（以太阳为轴）绕太阳公转.
2 [I, Ipr, Tn] ~ (around/round/on sth) (cause sth to) go round in a circle; rotate （使某物）作圆周运动, 旋转, 转动
*A wheel revolves round/on its axis. 轮子是绕轴旋转的.
* The mechanism that revolves the turntable is broken. 带动转盘旋转的机械装置坏了.
* (fig fml 比喻, 文) revolve sth in one's mind, ie consider sth carefully 仔细考虑某事物.
3 (phr v) revolve around sb/sth have sb/sth as its chief concern; centre on sb/sth 以某人[某事物]为中心
*My life revolves around my job. 我的工作是我生活的中心.
* He thinks that everything revolves around him. 他认为一切事情都要以他为主.
v [I and T]
1300-1400; Language: Latin;Origin:
revolvere 'to roll back, cause to return'
, from volvere 'to roll'
to move around like a wheel, or to make something move around like a wheel
, turn turn The wheel began to revolve. The restaurant slowly revolves, giving excellent views of the city. Using graphics software, you can revolve the image on the screen.revolve around /
[revolve around sb/sth] phr v [not in progressive]
to have something as a main subject or purpose Jane's life revolves around her children. The argument revolved around costs. She seems to think that the world revolves around her (=that she is the only important person) .
to move in circles around something The moon revolves around the Earth.