Roget’s Thesaurus 1911
INDEX 1.7.9b CLASSES
312. [Motion in a continued circle.] Rotation. – NOUN. rotation, revolution, spinning, gyration, turning about an axis, turning around an axis, circulation, roll; circumrotation†, circumvolution, circumgyration†; volutation†, circination‡, turbination†, pirouette, convolution.
verticity‡, whir, whirl, eddy, vortex, whirlpool, gurge†; countercurrent; Maelström, Charybdis; Ixion.
[rotating air] cyclone; tornado, whirlwind; dust devil.
[rotation of an automobile] spin-out.
axis, axis of rotation, swivel, pivot, pivot point; axle, spindle, pin, hinge, pole, arbor, bobbin, mandrel; axle shaft; gymbal; hub, hub of rotation.
[rotation and translation together] helix, helical motion.
[measure of rotation] angular momentum, angular velocity; revolutions per minute, RPM.
[result of rotation] centrifugal force; surge; vertigo, dizzy round; coriolus force.
[things that go around] carousel, merry-go-round; Ferris wheel; top, dreidel, teetotum†; gyroscope; turntable, lazy suzan; screw, whirligig, rolling stone†, water wheel, windmill; wheel, pulley wheel, roulette wheel, potter’s wheel, pinwheel, gear; roller; flywheel; jack; caster; centrifuge, ultracentrifuge, bench centrifuge, refrigerated centrifuge, gas centrifuge, microfuge; drill, augur, oil rig; wagon wheel, wheel, tire, tyre [Brit][Brit].
[Science of rotary motion] Trochilics†.
[person who rotates] whirling dervish.
VERB. rotate; roll along; revolve, spin; turn round; circumvolve†; circulate; gyre, gyrate, wheel, whirl, pirouette; twirl, trundle, troll, bowl.
roll up, furl; wallow, welter; box the compass; spin like a top, spin like a teetotum.
[of an automobile] spin out.
ADJ. rotating &c. v.; rotary, rotary; circumrotatory†, trochilic†, vertiginous, gyratory; vortical, vorticose†.
ADV. head over heels, round and round, like a horse in a mill.
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