Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
revolution

rev·o·lu·tion

revolution

 
pronunciation:
re v lu shn
features:
Word Explorer, Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the overthrow of a political system or government by force, and the setting up of a new government in its place.
The colonists fought the British government during the American Revolution.
similar words:
revolt
definition 2: a very great change in something that causes many other things to change.
The invention of the printing press caused a revolution in learning.
synonyms:
upheaval
definition 3: the action of turning or spinning on an axis.
The merry-go-round made one more revolution before stopping.
synonyms:
spinning
similar words:
roll, twist
definition 4: motion in orbit around a point, or one completed cycle of this orbiting motion.
One revolution of the Earth around the sun takes about 365 days.
synonyms:
orbit
similar words:
circuit, turn
Word Explorer
See
  politics, war
Word Parts
The word revolution contains the following part: