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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eddy  \Ed"dy\,  n.;  pl  {Eddies}.  [Prob.  fr  Icel.  i?a;  cf  Icel. 
  pref.  i?-  back  AS  ed-,  OS  idug-,  OHG.  ita-;  Goth.  id-.] 
  1.  A  current  of  air  or  water  running  back  or  in  a  direction 
  contrary  to  the  main  current. 
 
  2.  A  current  of  water  or  air  moving  in  a  circular  direction; 
  a  whirlpool. 
 
  And  smiling  eddies  dimpled  on  the  main.  --Dryden. 
 
  Wheel  through  the  air,  in  circling  eddies  play. 
  --Addison. 
 
  Note:  Used  also  adjectively;  as  eddy  winds.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eddy  \Ed"dy\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Eddied};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Eddying}.] 
  To  move  as  an  eddy,  or  as  in  an  eddy;  to  move  in  a  circle. 
 
  Eddying  round  and  round  they  sink.  --Wordsworth. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eddy  \Ed"dy\,  v.  t. 
  To  collect  as  into  an  eddy.  [R.] 
 
  The  circling  mountains  eddy  in  From  the  bare  wild  the 
  dissipated  storm.  --Thomson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Eddy 
  n  1:  (1821-1910)  founder  of  Christian  Science  in  1866  [syn:  {Eddy}, 
  {Mary  Baker  Eddy}] 
  2:  a  miniature  whirlpool  or  whirlwind  resulting  when  the 
  current  of  a  fluid  doubles  back  on  itself  [syn:  {twist}] 
  v  :  flow  in  a  circular  current,  of  liquids  [syn:  {purl},  {gurge}, 
  {whirlpool},  {swirl},  {whirl}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Eddy,  TX 
  Zip  code(s):  76524 




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