from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To revolve around a fixed point or axis.
- intransitive v. To move in spiral or spirallike course. See Synonyms at turn.
- intransitive v. To oscillate or vary, especially in a repetitious pattern: Stock prices gyrated around last week's high.
- adj. Biology In rings; coiled or convoluted.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To revolve round a central point; to move spirally about an axis, as a tornado; to revolve.
- adj. Having coils or convolutions
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Winding or coiled round; curved into a circle; taking a circular course.
- intransitive v. To revolve round a central point; to move spirally about an axis, as a tornado; to revolve.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To turn round; wheel; rotate; whirl; move round a fixed point. See gyration. Formerly also girate.
- In botany, curved inward like a crozier; circinate.
- In zoology, having convolutions like the gyri of the brain; meandrine, as a coral. See cut under brain-coral.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis
- v. to wind or move in a spiral course
Late Latin gȳrāre, gȳrāt-, from Latin gȳrus, circle; see gyre.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
from Ancient Greek γυρός (gyros, "round, curved") through Latin into Middle English to English (Wiktionary)