Ed·dy n.; pl. Eddies
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.
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.
Ed·dy, v. t. To collect as into an eddy. [R.]
The circling mountains eddy in
From the bare wild the dissipated storm. --Thomson.
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,