Revolution vs Renew - What's the difference?

revolution | renew |

As a noun revolution

is revolution.

As a verb renew is

(lb) to make (something) new again; to restore to freshness or original condition.



(en noun)
  • A political upheaval in a government or nation state characterized by great change.
  • The removal and replacement of a government.
  • Rotation: the turning of an object around an axis.
  • * 1912 , P. M. Heldt, The Gasoline Automobile: Its Design and Construction, Volume II: Transmission, Running Gear and Control , The Horseless Age Co. (1913), page 147:
  • The ratio between the speeds of revolution of wheel and disc is substantially equal to the reciprocal of the ratio between the diameter of the wheel and the diameter of the mean contact circle on the disc.
  • A rotation: one complete turn of an object during rotation.
  • * 1864 , D. M. Warren, The Common-School Geography , Revised Edition, H. Cowperthwait & Co., page 6:
  • The Earth has two motions: a daily revolution (or turning around) upon its axis , and a yearly course around the sun.
  • * 1878 , George Fleming, A Text-Book of Veterinary Obstetrics , Baillière, Tindall, & Cox, page 123:
  • Numerous cases are recorded which incontestibly prove that during pregnancy, the uterus perform a half or even a complete revolution , on itself, producing torsion of the cervix
  • In the case of celestial bodies - the traversal of one body through an orbit around another body.
  • A sudden, vast change in a situation, a discipline, or the way of thinking and behaving.
  • Usage notes

    * Astronomers today do not use (term) to refer to the turning of an object about an axis: they use (rotation) for that, and (term) only for the traversal of a body through an orbit (which also happens around some axis). (This may be somewhat customary, however, strictly speaking, using either word for either process would not be incorrect.)


    * evolution

    Derived terms

    * revolutionary * revolutionize Compounds * agricultural revolution * artistic revolution * French Revolution * Industrial Revolution * solid of revolution * information revolution




    (en verb)
  • (lb) To make (something) new again; to restore to freshness or original condition.
  • *c.1596-98 , ,
  • *:In such a night / Medea gather’d the enchanted herbs / That did renew old AEson.
  • (lb) To replace (something which has broken etc.); to replenish (something which has been exhausted), to keep up a required supply of.
  • (lb) To make new spiritually; to regenerate.
  • *1526 , (William Tyndale), , Romans 12.2:
  • *:And fassion not youre selves lyke vnto this worlde: But be ye chaunged in youre shape by the renuynge of youre wittes that ye maye fele what thynge that good yt acceptable and perfaycte will of god is.
  • *, II.2.6.ii:
  • *:to such as are in fear they strike a great impression, renew many times, and recal such chimeras and terrible fictions into their minds.
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  • *2010 September, Michael Allen, "St. Louis Preservation Fund", , ISSN 1090-5723, Vol.16, Is.9, p.74:
  • Renewing neighborhoods dealing with vacant buildings badly need options other than demolition or dangerous vacant spaces.
  • (lb) To begin again; to recommence.
  • *, IV.8:
  • *:Then gan he all this storie to renew , / And tell the course of his captivitie.
  • *1660 , (John Dryden), translating Virgil, (apparently from Eclogue 4''), a snippet of translation used to introduce Dryden's '' Astræa Redux: A poem on the happy restoration and return of His Sacred Majesty Charles II
  • *:The last great age, foretold by sacred rhymes, / Renews its finished course ; Saturnian times / Roll round again.
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  • *:“A tight little craft,” was Austin’s invariable comment on the matron;. ¶ Near her wandered her husband, orientally bland, invariably affable, and from time to time squinting sideways, as usual, in the ever-renewed expectation that he might catch a glimpse of his stiff, retroussé moustache.
  • (lb) To repeat.
  • *1674 , (John Milton), :
  • *:The birds their notes renew , and bleating herds / Attest their joy, that hill and valley rings.
  • To extend a period of loan, especially a library book that is due to be returned.
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