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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

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

  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

Rhymes with eddy


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eddy

verb ed·dy

Simple Definition of eddy

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

Full Definition of eddy

ed·dieded·dy·ing

  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

  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

plural eddies

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




2

eddy

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verb ed·dy

Definition of eddy

ed·dieded·dy·ing

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





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