from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To revolve or cause to revolve.

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  • v. To revolve or move about.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To roll round; to revolve.
  • transitive v. To roll round; to cause to revolve; to put into a circular motion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To turn or cause to roll about; cause to revolve.
  • To roll around; revolve.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. cause to turn on an axis or center


Latin circumvolvere : circum-, circum- + volvere, to roll; see wel-2 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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  • In addition, circumvolve means to 1. to enwrap, envelop, involve, encompass; 2. wind, fold, wrap, or twist round (Oxford English Dictionary).

    November 11, 2011