[ verb ] move in an orbit, as of celestial bodies
: "The moon orbits around the Earth" "The planets are orbiting the sun"
Used in print(B. J. Chute, The Moon and the Thorn....)
There had been supper parties and teas , fetes and little balls , Mama small and pretty and gay and Papa enormously jocular , enormously possessive , the sun around which the Blackwell planets revolved .
[ verb ] 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"
Used in print(The Providence Journal...)
Two other people in_time shared Mijbil 's love : `` it remained around us three that his orb revolved when he was not away in his own imponderable world of wave and water ; we were his Trinity , and he behaved towards us with a mixture of trust and abuse , passion and irritation .