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ed·dy

 (ĕd′ē)
n. pl. ed·dies
1. A current, as of water or air, moving contrary to the direction of the main current, especially in a circular motion.
2. A drift or tendency that is counter to or separate from a main current, as of opinion, tradition, or history.
intr.v. ed·died, ed·dy·ing, ed·dies
To move in or as if in an eddy or eddies: "The conversation among the new elite eddied around me" (Molly Peacock). See Synonyms at turn.

[Middle English ydy, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse idha.]

eddy

(ˈɛdɪ)
n, pl -dies
1. (Physical Geography) a movement in a stream of air, water, or other fluid in which the current doubles back on itself causing a miniature whirlwind or whirlpool
2. a deviation from or disturbance in the main trend of thought, life, etc, esp one that is relatively unimportant
vb, -dies, -dying or -died
to move or cause to move against the main current
[C15: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse itha; related to Old English ed- again, back, Old High German it-]

Eddy

(ˈɛdɪ)
n
(Biography) Mary Baker. 1821–1910, US religious leader; founder of the Christian Science movement (1866)

ed•dy

(ˈɛd i)

n., pl. -dies, n.
1. a current at variance with the main current in a stream of liquid or gas, esp. one having a rotary or whirling motion.
2. a small whirlpool.
3. any similar current, as of air, dust, or fog.
4. a current or trend, as of opinion or events, running counter to the main current.
v.t., v.i.
5. to move or whirl in eddies.
[1425–75; Old English ed- turning + ēa water]

Ed•dy

(ˈɛd i)

n.
Mary (Morse) Baker (Mrs. Glover; Mrs. Patterson), 1821–1910, U.S. founder of the Christian Science Church.

ed·dy

(ĕd′ē)
A current, as of water or air, moving in a direction that is different from that of the main current. Eddies often move in a circular motion.

eddy


Past participle: eddied
Gerund: eddying

Imperative
eddy
eddy
Present
I eddy
you eddy
he/she/it eddies
we eddy
you eddy
they eddy
Preterite
I eddied
you eddied
he/she/it eddied
we eddied
you eddied
they eddied
Present Continuous
I am eddying
you are eddying
he/she/it is eddying
we are eddying
you are eddying
they are eddying
Present Perfect
I have eddied
you have eddied
he/she/it has eddied
we have eddied
you have eddied
they have eddied
Past Continuous
I was eddying
you were eddying
he/she/it was eddying
we were eddying
you were eddying
they were eddying
Past Perfect
I had eddied
you had eddied
he/she/it had eddied
we had eddied
you had eddied
they had eddied
Future
I will eddy
you will eddy
he/she/it will eddy
we will eddy
you will eddy
they will eddy
Future Perfect
I will have eddied
you will have eddied
he/she/it will have eddied
we will have eddied
you will have eddied
they will have eddied
Future Continuous
I will be eddying
you will be eddying
he/she/it will be eddying
we will be eddying
you will be eddying
they will be eddying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been eddying
you have been eddying
he/she/it has been eddying
we have been eddying
you have been eddying
they have been eddying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been eddying
you will have been eddying
he/she/it will have been eddying
we will have been eddying
you will have been eddying
they will have been eddying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been eddying
you had been eddying
he/she/it had been eddying
we had been eddying
you had been eddying
they had been eddying
Conditional
I would eddy
you would eddy
he/she/it would eddy
we would eddy
you would eddy
they would eddy
Past Conditional
I would have eddied
you would have eddied
he/she/it would have eddied
we would have eddied
you would have eddied
they would have eddied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eddy - founder of Christian Science in 1866 (1821-1910)Eddy - founder of Christian Science in 1866 (1821-1910)
2.eddy - a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itselfeddy - a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself
current, stream - a steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes); "the raft floated downstream on the current"; "he felt a stream of air"; "the hose ejected a stream of water"
Verb1.eddy - flow in a circular current, of liquids
course, flow, run, feed - move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"

eddy

noun
1. swirl, whirlpool, vortex, undertow, tideway, counter-current, counterflow the swirling eddies of the fast-flowing river
verb
1. swirl, turn, roll, spin, twist, surge, revolve, whirl, billow The dust whirled and eddied in the sunlight.

eddy

verb
To move or cause to move like a rapid rotary current of liquid:
Translations
دَوّامَه، تَيّار عَكْسييُدَوِّم، يَدور بِشَكْل دَوّامَه
hvirvelstrømhvirvelvindhvirvlesnurre rundt
bukószél
hringiîa, svelgurhvirfla ; mynda hringiîu
sūkuriuotisūkurysverpetasverpetuoti
mutulismutuļotvirpulisvirpuļot
anaforçerçevesinde dönüp durmakfır dönmekgirdap

eddy

[ˈedɪ]
A. Nremolino m
B. VI [water] → hacer remolinos, arremolinarse

eddy

[ˈɛdi] ntourbillon m

eddy

nWirbel m; (of water also)Strudel m; the wind swept up eddies of dustder Wind wirbelte Staubwolken auf
viwirbeln; (water also)strudeln

eddy

[ˈɛdɪ]
1. vi (water) → far mulinelli; (wind, air) → turbinare
2. n (of water) → mulinello, gorgo; (of wind, air) → turbine m

eddy

(ˈedi) plural ˈeddies noun
a current of water or air running back against the main stream or current.
verb
to move round and round. The water eddied round the pier; The crowds eddied to and fro in the square.
References in classic literature ?
Where the edge of the current struck the slough-water was a series of eddies or small whirlpools.
In the meantime, the scout drew a canoe of bark from its place of concealment beneath some low bushes, whose branches were waving with the eddies of the current, into which he silently motioned for the females to enter.
In this manner they proceeded, for many rods, in a silence that was only interrupted by the rippling of the water, as its eddies played around them, or the low dash made by their own cautious footsteps.
Twenty times they thought the whirling eddies were sweeping them to destruction, when the masterhand of their pilot would bring the bows of the canoe to stem the rapid.
What passed during that night-- how the boat escaped from the eddies of the maelstrom-- how Ned Land, Conseil, and myself ever came out of the gulf, I cannot tell.
The waters resounded, and the banks rang again, as they swam hither and thither with loud cries amid the whirling eddies.
Then Achilles caught him by the foot and flung him into the river to go down stream, vaunting over him the while, and saying, "Lie there among the fishes, who will lick the blood from your wound and gloat over it; your mother shall not lay you on any bier to mourn you, but the eddies of Scamander shall bear you into the broad bosom of the sea.
These he cast out on to the land, bellowing like a bull the while, but the living he saved alive, hiding them in his mighty eddies.
Rokoff, on the other hand, had used little or no intelligence in his flight along the Ugambi, so that more often than not his craft had drifted in the slow-going eddies, for he habitually hugged the bank farthest from that along which the hideous horde pursued and menaced him.
The waves of the great movement abate, and on the calm surface eddies are formed in which float the diplomatists, who imagine that they have caused the floods to abate.
That is the drift of the current in spite of the eddies.
And if the idea of peril so much enhances the popular conceit of the soldier's profession; let me assure ye that many a veteran who has freely marched up to a battery, would quickly recoil at the apparition of the sperm whale's vast tail, fanning into eddies the air over his head.