gyrate definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To revolve around a fixed point or axis.
    • To move in spiral or spirallike course. See Synonyms at turn.
    • To oscillate or vary, particularly in a repetitious structure: Stock rates gyrated around a week ago's large.
    • To revolve round a central point; to maneuver spirally about an axis, as a tornado; to revolve.
  • adjective:
    • Biology In bands; coiled or convoluted.
    • Having coils or convolutions
    • Winding or coiled round; curved into a circle; taking a circular course.
  • verb:
    • To revolve round a central point; to move spirally about an axis, as a tornado; to revolve.
    • revolve quickly and over and over repeatedly around an individual's very own axis
    • to wind or move in a spiral training course
  • others:
    • to make round; wheel; turn; whirl; move round a fixed point. See gyration. Previously additionally girate.
    • In botany, curved inwards like a crozier; circinate.
    • In zoology, having convolutions such as the gyri regarding the brain; meandrine, as a coral. See cut-under brain-coral.

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