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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 ?
Ripple-ripple round her waist, Clear the current eddied.
To and fro I paced before this skeleton --brushed the vines aside --broke through the ribs --and with a ball of Arsacidean twine, wandered, eddied long amid its many winding, shaded collonades and arbors.