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gyrate definition

Overview

This page has 3 definitions of gyrate in English and Latin. Gyrate is a verb and adjective. Also define these 6 related words and terms: revolve, spirally, biology, coil, convolution, and gyro.

English gyrate definition

Etymology

from Ancient Greek γυρός (gurós, round, curved) through Latin into Middle English to English

Pronunciation

Verb

gyrate (third-person singular simple present gyrates, present participle gyrating, simple past and past participle gyrated)

  1. To revolve round a central point; to move spirally about an axis, as a tornado; to revolve.
    • Spirally definition
      In a spiral fashion.

Translations

Adjective

gyrate (comparative more gyrate, superlative most gyrate)

  1. (biology) Having coils or convolutions

Translations


Latin gyrate definition

Verb

gȳrāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of gȳrō