Spine vs Revolve - What's the difference?

spine | revolve |


As a noun spine

is proprietress (of a shop, café, or brothel).

As a verb revolve is

(label) to orbit a central point.

spine

English

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Noun

(en noun)
  • The series of bones situated at the back from the head to the pelvis of a person, or from the head to the tail of an animal; backbone, vertebral column.
  • * 1851 , (Herman Melville), (Moby-Dick) , :
  • If you attentively regard almost any quadruped's spine , you will be struck with the resemblance of its vertebrae to a strung necklace of dwarfed skulls.
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  • Something resembling a backbone, such as a ridge, or a long, central structure from which other structures radiate.
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  • A rigid, pointed surface protuberance or needle-like structure on an animal, shell, or plant.
  • * 1871 , (Charles Darwin), (w) , :
  • The male, as Dr. Gunther informs me, has a cluster of stiff, straight spines , like those of a comb, on the sides of the tail.
  • (figurative) Courage or assertiveness.
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    * send shivers down someone's spine * spina bifida * spinal * spinal canal * spinal column * spinal cord * spine board * spineless * spiniferous * spinose * spinous * spiny

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    English

    Verb

  • (label) To orbit a central point.
  • To turn on an axis.
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  • It is never possible to settle down to the ordinary routine of life at sea until the screw begins to revolve . There is an hour or two, after the passengers have embarked, which is disquieting and fussy.
  • (label) To recur in cycles.
  • (label) To ponder on, to reflect repeatedly upon, to consider all aspects of.
  • * 1843 , (Thomas Carlyle), '', Bk.2, Ch.6, ''Monk Samson :
  • He sits silent, revolving many thoughts, at the foot of St. Edmund’s Shrine.

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