Eddy

Definition of Eddy

Ed´dy   Pronunciation: ĕd´dŷ
n.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.
v. i.1.To move as an eddy, or as in an eddy; to move in a circle.
[imp. & p. p. Eddied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Eddying.]
Eddying round and round they sink.
- Wordsworth.
v. t.1.To collect as into an eddy.
The circling mountains eddy in
From the bare wild the dissipated storm.
- Thomson.

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