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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 ?
Between 1 May, when she stepped off the train, and 16 May, when she received Eddy Moore's letter containing the information that he had found her a post as stenographer in the office of Joe Rendal, it had changed Mary Hill quite remarkably.
Two only of the younger generation, Joe Rendal and Eddy Moore, had set out to make their fortunes in New York; and both, despite the gloomy prophecies of the village sages, had prospered.
Well, I will in a minute, Eddy, but I can't just yet.
I got the gloves last evening, Eddy, and I like them very much.
In my viewing the sea from that hill where I stood, I perceived a strong, and indeed a most furious current, which ran to the east, and even came close to the point; and I took the more notice of it because I saw there might be some danger that when I came into it I might be carried out to sea by the strength of it, and not be able to make the island again; and indeed, had I not got first upon this hill, I believe it would have been so; for there was the same current on the other side the island, only that it set off at a further distance, and I saw there was a strong eddy under the shore; so I had nothing to do but to get out of the first current, and I should presently be in an eddy.
The third day, in the morning, the wind having abated overnight, the sea was calm, and I ventured: but I am a warning to all rash and ignorant pilots; for no sooner was I come to the point, when I was not even my boat's length from the shore, but I found myself in a great depth of water, and a current like the sluice of a mill; it carried my boat along with it with such violence that all I could do could not keep her so much as on the edge of it; but I found it hurried me farther and farther out from the eddy, which was on my left hand.
Before we were aware, we were out of it and in a quiet eddy.
The logs drifted on out of the eddy and swept away down the stream.
Their suspense, however, was soon relieved; for, aided by the skill of the natives, the canoe shot back into the eddy, and floated again at the side of the low rock, before they thought the scout had even time to rejoin his companions.
There was a short struggle at the surface, and then a swirl of waters, a little eddy, and a burst of bubbles soon smoothed out by the flowing current marked for the instant the spot where Tarzan of the Apes, Lord of the Jungle, disappeared from the sight of men beneath the gloomy waters of the dark and forbidding Ugambi.
At my right was a great, slow-moving eddy that circled far beneath the cliff's overhanging side, and to rest my tired muscles before turning back I let my boat drift into its embrace.
As the lazy current of the eddy carried me slowly about the periphery of the watery circle my boat twice touched the rocky side of the river in the dark recess beneath the cliff.