noun \ˈjī(-ə)r\

Definition of GYRE

:  a circular or spiral motion or form; especially :  a giant circular oceanic surface current
gy·ral \ˈjī-rəl\ adjective

Origin of GYRE

Latin gyrus, from Greek gyros
First Known Use: 1566

Other Oceanography Terms

littoral, sound



Definition of GYRE

intransitive verb
:  to move in a circle or spiral

Origin of GYRE

Late Latin gyrare, from Latin gyrus
First Known Use: 1593

Rhymes with GYRE


Next Word in the Dictionary: gyre carline
Previous Word in the Dictionary: Gyraulus
All Words Near: gyre

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up gyre? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More