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Spin vs. Revolve — What's the Difference?

Spin vs. Revolve — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Spin and Revolve

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Spin

To rotate rapidly; whirl.
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Revolve

To orbit a central point
The planets revolve around the sun.
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Spin

To have a sensation of whirling, as from dizziness; reel
My head spun after I did a cartwheel.
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Revolve

To turn on an axis; rotate.
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Spin

To make thread or yarn by drawing out and twisting fibers.
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Revolve

To be arranged as revolving credit
His credit line revolves.
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Spin

To extrude viscous filaments, forming a web or cocoon.
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Revolve

To be centered
Their troubles revolve around money management.
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Spin

To fish with a light rod, lure, and line and a reel with a stationary spool.
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Revolve

To cause to revolve.
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Spin

To cause to rotate swiftly; twirl
Spin a top.
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Revolve

To ponder or reflect on
Revolved the matter in his mind.
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Spin

To shape or manufacture by a twirling or rotating process.
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Revolve

To bring back into a particular place or condition; to restore.
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Spin

(Informal) To play (a recorded piece of music, such as a phonograph record), especially as a disc jockey.
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Revolve

(transitive) To cause (something) to turn around a central point.
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Spin

To provide an interpretation of (a statement or event, for example), especially in a way meant to sway public opinion
"a messenger who spins bogus research into a vile theology of hatred" (William A. Henry III).
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Revolve

(intransitive) To orbit a central point (especially of a celestial body).
The Earth revolves around the sun.
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Spin

To draw out and twist (fibers) into thread.
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Revolve

(intransitive) To rotate around an axis.
The Earth revolves once every twenty-four hours.
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Spin

To form (thread or yarn) in this manner.
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Revolve

(intransitive) To move in order or sequence.
The program revolves through all the queues before returning to the start.
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Spin

To form (a web or cocoon, for example) by extruding viscous filaments.
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Revolve

To ponder on; to reflect repeatedly upon; to consider all aspects of.
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Spin

To relate or create
Spin a story.
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Revolve

To read through, to study (a book, author etc.).
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Spin

The act of spinning.
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Revolve

(theater) The rotation of part of the scenery within a theatrical production.
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Spin

A swift whirling motion.
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Revolve

(theater) The rotating section itself.
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Spin

A state of mental confusion
I've been in a spin about this all week.
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Revolve

(obsolete) A radical change; revolution.
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Spin

(Informal) A short drive in a vehicle
Took a spin in the new car.
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Revolve

To turn or roll round on, or as on, an axis, like a wheel; to rotate, - which is the more specific word in this sense.
If the earth revolve thus, each house near the equator must move a thousand miles an hour.
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Spin

The flight condition of an aircraft in a nose-down, spiraling, stalled descent.
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Revolve

To move in a curved path round a center; as, the planets revolve round the sun.
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Spin

A distinctive point of view, emphasis, or interpretation
"adept at putting spin on an apparently neutral recital of facts" (Robert M. Adams).
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Revolve

To pass in cycles; as, the centuries revolve.
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Spin

A distinctive character or style
An innovative chef who puts a new spin on traditional fare.
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Revolve

To return; to pass.
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Spin

The angular momentum of rotation of a rigid body about its own axis.
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Revolve

To cause to turn, as on an axis.
Then in the east her turn she shines,Revolved on heaven's great axile.
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Spin

The intrinsic angular momentum of a subatomic particle. Also called spin angular momentum.
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Revolve

Hence, to turn over and over in the mind; to reflect repeatedly upon; to consider all aspects of.
This having heard, straight I again revolvedThe law and prophets.
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Spin

(ergative) To rotate, revolve, gyrate (usually quickly); to partially or completely rotate to face another direction.
I spun myself around a few times.
Spin the ball on the floor.
She spun around and gave him a big smile.
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Revolve

Turn on or around an axis or a center;
The Earth revolves around the Sun
The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire
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Spin

To enter, or remain in, a spin (abnormal stalled flight mode).
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Revolve

Move in an orbit;
The moon orbits around the Earth
The planets are orbiting the sun
Electrons orbit the nucleus
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Spin

To cause one's aircraft to enter or remain in a spin (abnormal stalled flight mode).
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Revolve

Cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis;
She rolled the ball
They rolled their eyes at his words
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Spin

(transitive) To make yarn by twisting and winding fibers together.
They spin the cotton into thread.
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Spin

(figurative) To present, describe, or interpret, or to introduce a bias or slant, so as to give something a favorable or advantageous appearance.
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Spin

To make the ball move sideways when it bounces on the pitch.
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Spin

To move sideways when bouncing.
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Spin

(cooking) To form into thin strips or ribbons, as with sugar
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Spin

To form (a web, a cocoon, silk, etc.) from threads produced by the extrusion of a viscid, transparent liquid, which hardens on coming into contact with the air; said of the spider, the silkworm, etc.
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Spin

To shape, as malleable sheet metal, into a hollow form, by bending or buckling it by pressing against it with a smooth hand tool or roller while the metal revolves, as in a lathe.
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Spin

To move swiftly.
To spin along the road in a carriage, on a bicycle, etc.
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Spin

To stream or issue in a thread or a small current or jet.
Blood spins from a vein.
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Spin

To wait in a loop until some condition becomes true.
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Spin

To play (vinyl records, etc.) as a disc jockey.
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Spin

To use an exercise bicycle, especially as part of a gym class.
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Spin

To ride a bicycle at a fast cadence.
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Spin

To search rapidly.
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Spin

Rapid circular motion.
The car went into a spin.
The skaters demonstrated their spins.
He put some spin on the cue ball.
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Spin

(physics) A quantum angular momentum associated with subatomic particles, which also creates a magnetic moment.
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Spin

A favourable comment or interpretation intended to bias opinion on an otherwise unpleasant situation.
Try to put a positive spin on the disappointing sales figures.
The politician was mocked in the press for his reliance on spin rather than facts.
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Spin

(sports) Rotation of the ball as it flies through the air; sideways movement of the ball as it bounces.
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Spin

(aviation) A condition of flight where a stalled aircraft is simultaneously pitching, yawing and rolling in a spinning motion.
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Spin

(mechanical engineering) An abnormal condition in journal bearings where the bearing seizes to the rotating shaft and rotates inside the journal, destroying both the shaft and the journal.
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Spin

A brief trip by vehicle, especially one made for pleasure.
I'm off out for a spin in my new sports car.
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Spin

A bundle of spun material; a mass of strands and filaments.
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Spin

A single play of a record by a radio station.
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Spin

A search of a prisoner's cell for forbidden articles.
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Spin

(dated) An unmarried woman; a spinster.
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Spin

(uncountable) The use of an exercise bicycle, especially as part of a gym class.
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Spin

Special interest of an autistic person.
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Spin

To draw out, and twist into threads, either by the hand or machinery; as, to spin wool, cotton, or flax; to spin goat's hair; to produce by drawing out and twisting a fibrous material.
All the yarn she [Penelope] spun in Ulysses' absence did but fill Ithaca full of moths.
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Spin

To draw out tediously; to form by a slow process, or by degrees; to extend to a great length; - with out; as, to spin out large volumes on a subject.
Do you mean that story is tediously spun out?
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Spin

To protract; to spend by delays; as, to spin out the day in idleness.
By one delay after another they spin out their whole lives.
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Spin

To cause to turn round rapidly; to whirl; to twirl; as, to spin a top.
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Spin

To form (a web, a cocoon, silk, or the like) from threads produced by the extrusion of a viscid, transparent liquid, which hardens on coming into contact with the air; - said of the spider, the silkworm, etc.
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Spin

To shape, as malleable sheet metal, into a hollow form, by bending or buckling it by pressing against it with a smooth hand tool or roller while the metal revolves, as in a lathe.
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Spin

To practice spinning; to work at drawing and twisting threads; to make yarn or thread from fiber; as, the woman knows how to spin; a machine or jenny spins with great exactness.
They neither know to spin, nor care to toll.
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Spin

To move round rapidly; to whirl; to revolve, as a top or a spindle, about its axis.
Round about him spun the landscape,Sky and forest reeled together.
With a whirligig of jubilant mosquitoes spinning about each head.
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Spin

To stream or issue in a thread or a small current or jet; as, blood spinsfrom a vein.
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Spin

To move swifty; as, to spin along the road in a carriage, on a bicycle, etc.
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Spin

The act of spinning; as, the spin of a top; a spin a bicycle.
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Spin

Velocity of rotation about some specified axis.
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Spin

An interpretation of an event which is favorable to the interpreter or to the person s/he supports. A person whose task is to provide such interpretations for public relations purposes is called a spin doctor.
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Spin

A swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)
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Spin

The act of rotating rapidly;
He gave the crank a spin
It broke off after much twisting
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Spin

A short drive in a car;
He took the new car for a spin
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Spin

Rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral
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Spin

A distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion);
The campaign put a favorable spin on the story
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Spin

Revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis;
The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy
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Spin

Stream in jets, of liquids;
The creek spun its course through the woods
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Spin

Cause to spin;
Spin a coin
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Spin

Make up a story;
Spin a yarn
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Spin

Form a web by making a thread;
Spiders spin a fine web
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Spin

Work natural fibers into a thread;
Spin silk
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Spin

Twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation;
The President's spokesmen had to spin the story to make it less embarrasing
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Spin

Prolong or extend;
Spin out a visit
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