1. One skilled in evolutions.
2. one who holds the doctrine of evolution, either in biology or in metaphysics. Darwin.
(E*volve") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Evolved ; p. pr. & vb. n. Evolving.] [L. evolvere, evolutum; e
out + volvere to roll. See Voluble.]
1. To unfold or unroll; to open and expand; to disentangle and exhibit clearly and satisfactorily; to develop; to
derive; to educe.
The animal soul sooner evolves itself to its full orb and extent than the human soul.Sir. M. Hale.
The principles which art involves, science alone evolves.Whewell.
Not by any power evolved from man's own resources, but by a power which descended from above.J.
2. To throw out; to emit; as, to evolve odors.
(E*volve"), v. i. To become open, disclosed, or developed; to pass through a process of evolution.
(E*volve"ment) n. The act of evolving, or the state of being evolved; evolution.
(E*volv"ent) n. [L. evolvents. -entis, unrolling, p. pr. of evolvere.] (Geom.) The involute of a
curve. See Involute, and Evolute.
(E*vom"it) v. t. [L. evomitus, p. p. of evomere to vomit forth; e out + vomere.] To vomit.
(Ev`o*mi"tion) n. The act of vomiting. [Obs.] Swift.
(E*vul"gate) v. t. [L. evulgatus, p. p. of evulgare to publish.] To publish abroad. [Obs.]
(Ev`ul*ga"tion) n. A divulging. [Obs.]
(E*vul"sion) n. [L. evulsio, fr. evellere, evulsum, to pluck out; e out + vellere to pluck; cf. F. évulsion.]
The act of plucking out; a rooting out.
(Ew) n. [See Yew.] A yew. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Ewe) n. [AS. eówu; akin to D. ooi, OHG. awi, ouwi, Icel. ær, Goth. aweþi a flock of sheep, awistr
a sheepfold, Lith. avis a sheep, L. ovis, Gr. Skr. avi. &radic231.] (Zoöl.) The female of the sheep,
and of sheeplike animals.
(Ewe"-necked`) a. Having a neck like a ewe; said of horses in which the arch of the
neck is deficent, being somewhat hollowed out. Youwatt.
(Ew"er) n. [OF. ewer, euwier, prop. a water carrier, F. évier a washing place, sink, aiguière ewer,
L. aquarius, adj., water carrying, n., a water carrier, fr. aqua water; akin to Goth. ahwa water, river,
OHG, aha, G. au, aue, meadow. &radic219. Cf. Aquarium, Aquatic, Island.] A kind of widemouthed
pitcher or jug; esp., one used to hold water for the toilet.
Basins and ewers to lave her dainty hands.Shak.