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eddy

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noun ed·dy \ˈe-dē\

Simple Definition of eddy

  • : a circular movement of air or water

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of eddy

plural eddies

  1. 1 a :  a current of water or air running contrary to the main current; especially :  a circular current :  whirlpool b :  something moving similarly

  2. 2 :  a contrary or circular current (as of thought or policy)

Examples of eddy in a sentence

  1. The boat was caught in a powerful eddy.



Origin of eddy

Middle English (Scots) ydy, probably from Old Norse itha


First Known Use: 15th century

Other Oceanography Terms

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eddy

verb ed·dy

Simple Definition of eddy

  • : to move in a circle : to form an eddy

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of eddy

eddiededdying

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cause to move in an eddy

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to move in an eddy or in the manner of an eddy

Examples of eddy in a sentence

  1. The wind gusted and eddied around us.

  2. The waves swirled and eddied against the pier.



1810

First Known Use of eddy

1810


Eddy

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biographical name Ed·dy \ˈe-dē\

Definition of Eddy

  1. Mary (Morse) 1821–1910 née Baker Am. founder of the Christian Science Church




EDDY Defined for Kids

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eddy

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noun ed·dy \ˈe-dē\

Definition of eddy for Students

plural eddies

  1. :  a current of air or water running against the main current or in a circle




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eddy

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verb ed·dy

Definition of eddy for Students

eddiededdying

  1. :  to move in a circle :  to form an eddy





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