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gyre

 (jīr)
n.
A circular or spiral motion or form, especially a circular ocean current.
intr.v. gyred, gyr·ing, gyres
To whirl.

[Latin gȳrus, from Greek gūros.]

gyre

(dʒaɪə)
n
1. a circular or spiral movement or path
2. a ring, circle, or spiral
vb
(intr) to whirl
[C16: from Latin gӯrus circle, from Greek guros]

gyre

(dʒaɪər)

n.
1. a ring or circle.
2. a circular course or motion.
3. a ringlike system of ocean currents rotating clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.
[1560–70; < Latin gȳrus < Greek gŷros ring, circle]

gyre

- A circular movement or revolution; to cause to spin around or whirl.
See also related terms for revolution.

gyre


Past participle: gyred
Gerund: gyring

Imperative
gyre
gyre
Present
I gyre
you gyre
he/she/it gyres
we gyre
you gyre
they gyre
Preterite
I gyred
you gyred
he/she/it gyred
we gyred
you gyred
they gyred
Present Continuous
I am gyring
you are gyring
he/she/it is gyring
we are gyring
you are gyring
they are gyring
Present Perfect
I have gyred
you have gyred
he/she/it has gyred
we have gyred
you have gyred
they have gyred
Past Continuous
I was gyring
you were gyring
he/she/it was gyring
we were gyring
you were gyring
they were gyring
Past Perfect
I had gyred
you had gyred
he/she/it had gyred
we had gyred
you had gyred
they had gyred
Future
I will gyre
you will gyre
he/she/it will gyre
we will gyre
you will gyre
they will gyre
Future Perfect
I will have gyred
you will have gyred
he/she/it will have gyred
we will have gyred
you will have gyred
they will have gyred
Future Continuous
I will be gyring
you will be gyring
he/she/it will be gyring
we will be gyring
you will be gyring
they will be gyring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gyring
you have been gyring
he/she/it has been gyring
we have been gyring
you have been gyring
they have been gyring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gyring
you will have been gyring
he/she/it will have been gyring
we will have been gyring
you will have been gyring
they will have been gyring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gyring
you had been gyring
he/she/it had been gyring
we had been gyring
you had been gyring
they had been gyring
Conditional
I would gyre
you would gyre
he/she/it would gyre
we would gyre
you would gyre
they would gyre
Past Conditional
I would have gyred
you would have gyred
he/she/it would have gyred
we would have gyred
you would have gyred
they would have gyred
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gyre - a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)gyre - a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
corolla - (botany) the whorl of petals of a flower that collectively form an inner floral envelope or layer of the perianth; "we cultivate the flower for its corolla"
calyx - (botany) the whorl of sepals of a flower collectively forming the outer floral envelope or layer of the perianth enclosing and supporting the developing bud; usually green
round shape - a shape that is curved and without sharp angles
verticil - a whorl of leaves growing around a stem

gyre

noun
A closed plane curve everywhere equidistant from a fixed point or something shaped like this:
Archaic: orb.
Translations
pyörre
References in classic literature ?
JABBERWOCKY 'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe.
Tenders are invited for USGS Research Vessel (R/V) GYRE is in need of main engine repair at Auke Bay (Juneau Alaska)
It has drifted for miles to reach here, bearing gifts: an ecosystem of oceanic life forms and twisted human detritus drawn into its net from the North Atlantic Gyre.
The ocean is like a plastic soup, bulked up with the croutons of these larger items," Charles Moore, the captain who discovered an ocean trash gyre roughly the size of Texas swirling around in the deep ocean currents between Hawaii and California, told the Associated Press.
It's like a toilet bowl that swirls but doesn't flush," says Charles Moore, a California-based oceanographer who is often credited with discovering an enormous stretch of floating debris in the midst of the North Pacific Gyre in 2003--since dubbed the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Marks Past and Present Achievements, Sees Promise for Future DuPont marks the 40th anniversary of DuPontTM Gyre flexographic printing systems this year by coiru-nemorating its past, celebrating its present and looking ahead to a future of continued innovation.
I found more in the Great Lakes than in any sample anywhere in the world's oceans," says Eriksen, cofounder with Cummins of the 5 Gyres Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to documenting plastic pollution in the world's five major oceanic gyres (huge swirling currents in which debris accumulates in the North and South Pacific, the North and South Atlantic, and the Indian Ocean--the North Pacific gyre has amassed a "garbage patch" as big as the state of Texas).
Two such overstuffed amalgams, Terrene, 2012, and Gyre, 2013, were presented here as discrete sculptures; in photographs, others appeared in less pristine settings, such as an unidentified shantytown, suggesting a connection between Mattingly's haphazard constructions and the improvised architectures at the outskirts of cities worldwide.
Ruth believes that the lunchbox has escaped from the Pacific Gyre.
An employee works on NO's computer, nicknamed GYRE, in Orlando, Florida, which has a mirror-image backup in Virginia.
The material in the sink, he said, comes almost entirely from the Pacific garbage patch, which slowly spins in the north Pacific gyre, a slow-moving, clockwise, circular ocean current that shoots straight at Oregon before turning south, periodically dumping its beaches with debris.