Eddy meaning

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To move in or as if in an eddy or eddies.
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The definition of an eddy is a contrary movement, particularly one of air or water against a main current.

An example of an eddy is a whirlwind.

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A current of air or water running back, or in an opposite direction to the main current.
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A circular current; a whirlpool.
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(intransitive) To form an eddy; to move in, or as if in, an eddy; to move in a circle.
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To move with a circular motion against the main current; move in an eddy.
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Eddy is defined as to move in a circular motion against a main current.

An example of eddy is for a whirlpool to form.

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A current, as of water or air, moving contrary to the direction of the main current, especially in a circular motion.
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A drift or tendency that is counter to or separate from a main current, as of opinion, tradition, or history.
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A current of air, water, etc. moving against the main current and with a circular motion; little whirlpool or whirlwind.
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A contrary movement or trend, limited in importance or effect.
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(person) (born Mary Morse Baker) 1821-1910; U.S. founder of Christian Science.
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A current, as of water or air, moving in a direction that is different from that of the main current. Eddies generally involve circular motion; unstable patterns of eddies are often called turbulence .
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A diminutive of Edward, Edgar, Edwin, or other male given names beginning with Ed-.
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Origin of eddy

  • Middle English ydy probably of Scandinavian origin Old Norse idha

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English eddy, from either Old English edēa (< ed- "turning" + ēa "water"), equivalent to ed- +‎ ea; or from Old Norse iða.

    From Wiktionary