[rev-uh-loo-shuh-ner-ee] /ˌrɛv əˈlu ʃəˌnɛr i/
of, pertaining to, characterized by, or of the nature of a revolution, or a sudden, complete, or marked change:
a revolutionary junta.
radically new or innovative; outside or beyond established procedure, principles, etc.:
a revolutionary discovery.
(initial capital letter) of or relating to the American Revolution or to the period contemporaneous with it in U.S. history:
Revolutionary heroes; Revolutionary weapons.
noun, plural revolutionaries.
noun (pl) -aries
a person who advocates or engages in revolution
relating to or characteristic of a revolution
advocating or engaged in revolution
radically new or different: a revolutionary method of making plastics
rotating or revolving
(mainly US) of or relating to the conflict or period of the War of American Independence (1775–83)
of or relating to any of various other Revolutions, esp the Russian Revolution (1917) or the French Revolution (1789)
noun 1. the calendar of the French First Republic, adopted in 1793 and abandoned in 1805, consisting of 12 months, each of 30 days, and 5 intercalary days added at the end of the year (6 every fourth year). The months, beginning at the autumnal equinox, are Vendémiaire, Brumaire, Frimaire, Nivôse, Pluviôse, Ventôse, Germinal, Floréal, […]
noun 1. American Revolution. Revolutionary War definition The war for American independence from Britain. The fighting began with the Battle of Lexington and Concord in 1775, and lasted through the Battle of Yorktown in 1781. General George Washington commanded the American forces, assisted by Ethan Allen, Benedict Arnold, Horatio Gates, John Paul Jones, and others. […]
noun 1. a device for counting or recording the number of revolutions made by a rotating shaft, as of a motor or engine.
[rev-uh-loo-shuh-nahyz] /ˌrɛv əˈlu ʃəˌnaɪz/ verb (used with object), revolutionized, revolutionizing. 1. to bring about a revolution in; effect a radical change in: to revolutionize petroleum refining methods. 2. to subject to a political revolution. revolutionize /ˌrɛvəˈluːʃəˌnaɪz/ verb (transitive) 1. to bring about a radical change in: science has revolutionized civilization 2. to inspire or infect […]