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eddy Explained

eddy at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['edı]

eddy at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1455, Scot. ydy, possibly from O.N. i?ua "whirlpool," and related to the frequent O.E. prefix ed- "again, backwards," cognate of L. re-. ///

Eddy at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

Mary Baker (1821-1910) a US religious leader, who started a new form of Christianity called Christian Science in 1866//

eddy at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n plural eddies [C] // [Date: 1400-1500; Origin: Probably from Old Norse itha]// a circular movement of water, wind, dust etc// --the racing river caused swirling eddies//
eddy 2 past tense and past participle eddied present participle eddying third person singular eddies v [I] // if water, wind, dust etc eddies, it moves around with a circular movement// --Mist eddied round the house.//

eddy at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

73 Moby Thesaurus words for "eddy":
Charybdis, Maelstrom, ado, agitation, back, back stream, backflow,
backwash, backwater, brouhaha, bustle, centrifugate, centrifuge,
commotion, countercurrent, counterflow, counterflux, cyclone,
disturbance, dizzy round, dust devil, ebullience, ebullition,
effervescence, embroilment, feery-fary, ferment, fermentation,
flurry, fume, gulf, gurge, gyre, hurly-burly, hurricane, hurry,
hurry-scurry, maelstrom, pell-mell, perturbation, pirouette, purl,
rat race, reel, refluence, reflux, regurgitation, round, ruffle,
spin, stir, surge, swirl, swirling, to-do, tornado, tumult,
turbulence, turmoil, turn, twirl, twister, typhoon, uproar, vortex,
waterspout, wheel, whirl, whirligig, whirlpool, whirlwind, whorl,
yeastiness

eddy at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Rotation): rotation, revolution, spinning, gyration, circulation, roll, circumvolution, pirouette, convolution, whirl, eddy, vortex, whirlpool, Maelstrom, cyclone, tornado, whirlwind, dust devil, swivel, pivot, axle.

eddy at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, verb
noun (plural eddies) a circular movement of air, dust or water
verb (eddies, eddying, eddied, eddied) [V] (of air, dust, water, etc.) to move around in a circle:
The waves swirled and eddied around the rocks.

eddy at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, verb
noun (plural eddies) a circular movement of air, dust or water
verb (eddies, eddying, eddied, eddied) [V] (of air, dust, water, etc.) to move around in a circle:
The waves swirled and eddied around the rocks.

Eddy at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Eddy \Ed"dy\, n.; pl. {Eddies}. [Prob. fr. Icel. i?a; cf. Icel.
pref. i?- back, AS. ed-, OS. idug-, OHG. ita-; Goth. id-.]
1. A current of air or water running back, or in a direction
contrary to the main current.

2. A current of water or air moving in a circular direction;
a whirlpool.

And smiling eddies dimpled on the main. --Dryden.

Wheel through the air, in circling eddies play.
--Addison.

Note: Used also adjectively; as, eddy winds. --Dryden.

Eddy \Ed"dy\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Eddied}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Eddying}.]
To move as an eddy, or as in an eddy; to move in a circle.

Eddying round and round they sink. --Wordsworth.

Eddy \Ed"dy\, v. t.
To collect as into an eddy. [R.]

The circling mountains eddy in From the bare wild the
dissipated storm. --Thomson.

Eddy at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

Eddy
n 1: founder of Christian Science in 1866 (1821-1910) [syn: {Mary
Baker Eddy}, {Mary Morse Baker Eddy}]
2: a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the
current of a fluid doubles back on itself [syn: {twist}]
v : flow in a circular current, of liquids [syn: {purl}, {whirlpool},
{swirl}, {whirl}]

eddy at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: was wotd » 2010|April|9
Inter: also » Eddy

English

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » eddy|lang=enm, from either Inter: etyl » ang edēa (< ed- "turning" + ēa "water"), equivalent to Inter: prefix » ed|ea; or from Inter: etyl » non Inter: term » iðaEtymology in Webster's Dictionary.

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » UK|US Inter: IPA » /ˈɛd.i/
  • Inter: rhymes » ɛdi

    Noun

    Inter: en-noun » edd|ies


  • A current of air or water running back, or in an opposite direction to the main current. Especially a circular current.

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » air or water running in an opposite direction to the main current
  • Afrikaans: Inter: t- » af|warrelstrome
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|вихър|m, Inter: t+ » bg|вихрушка|f
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|akanvirta
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|contre-courant
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Wirbel|m
  • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|bukószél (air)

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|vortice|m, Inter: t- » it|gorgo|m, Inter: t- » it|mulinello|m
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|wir|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|vórtice|m, Inter: t+ » pt|remoinho|m
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|contracurent|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|завихрение|n|tr=zavixrénije, Inter: t+ » ru|вихрь|m|tr=vixrʹ|sc=Cyrl
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|contracorriente|f, Inter: t+ » es|revesa|f, Inter: t+ » es|remolino|m


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * countercurrent
  • dust devil

    Verb

    Inter: en-verb » eddies|eddying|eddied

  • Inter: intransitiv » e To form an eddy.

    References

    Anagrams

    * dyed

  • Translation: ar » eddy
    Translation: ca » eddy
    Translation: et » eddy
    Translation: es » eddy
    Translation: eo » eddy
    Translation: fr » eddy
    Translation: ko » eddy
    Translation: io » eddy
    Translation: kn » eddy
    Translation: mg » eddy
    Translation: ml » eddy
    Translation: my » eddy
    Translation: pl » eddy
    Translation: fi » eddy
    Translation: sv » eddy
    Translation: ta » eddy
    Translation: te » eddy
    Translation: vi » eddy
    Translation: zh » eddy

    Eddy at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » eddy

    English

    Alternative forms

    * Eddie

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: rhymes » ɛdi

    Proper noun

    Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • A diminutive of Edward, Edgar, Edwin, or other male given names beginning with Ed-.

    Related terms

    * Ed

    Anagrams

    * dyed

  • Category: Category:English diminutives of male given names -
    Translation: et » Eddy
    Translation: hu » Eddy
    Translation: no » Eddy
    Translation: pl » Eddy
    Translation: ru » Eddy
    Translation: sr » Eddy