of, pertaining to, characterized by, or of the nature of a , 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.
His measures were anti-revolutionary, his object being to restore confidence and to heal faction.
A History of England, Period III. Rev. J. Franck Bright
His faults, as well as his virtues, make him anti-revolutionary.
The Ancien Regime Charles Kingsley
The lower ranks of the clergy, inspired by anti-revolutionary fanaticism, were inflaming the ignorant multitude.
Main Currents in Nineteenth Century Literature, Vol. III (of 6) The Reaction in France Georg Brandes
Russia, of course, was even more absurd in these anti-revolutionary activities.
The Story of Mankind Hendrik Van Loon
But the anti-revolutionary and the institutional features of Tennyson’s poetry are not those of the higher ground of his poetry.
Introduction to Robert Browning Hiram Corson
No man ever stood at the head of a great revolution whose temper was so anti-revolutionary.
History of the English People, Volume VII (of 8) John Richard Green
Kuyper, for many years a Calvinist pastor, undertook in 1872 the editorship of the anti-revolutionary paper, De Standdard.
History of Holland George Edmundson
England, of course, the stronghold of all anti-revolutionary forces, was to be the enemy.
The Rise of the Dutch Kingdom Hendrik Willem van Loon
Dogmatic and obstinate authority involved our anti-revolutionary astronomers in fresh complications.
Everyday Objects W. H. Davenport Adams
This idea of the anti-revolutionary speculators was not so extravagant as might have been supposed at the first blush.
The Gods are Athirst Anatole France
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)
1774; see revolution + -ary. As a noun, from 1850 (cf revolutionist).
- Anti-riot shield
noun See riot shield
- Anti-roll bar
. . noun a crosswise rubber-mounted bar in the suspension of a motor vehicle, which counteracts the movement downward on one side when cornering
of or relating to the ancient or modern city of Rome, or to its inhabitants and their customs and culture: Roman restaurants. of or relating to the ancient kingdom, republic, and empire whose capital was the city of Rome. of a kind or character regarded as typical of the ancient Romans: Roman virtues. (usually lowercase) […]
to sink or bend downward by weight or pressure, especially in the middle: The roof sags. to hang down unevenly; droop: Her skirt was sagging. to droop; hang loosely: His shoulders sagged. to yield through weakness, lack of effort, or the like: Our spirits began to sag. to decline, as in price: The stock market […]