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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gyre  \Gyre\,  n.  [L.  gyrus,  Gr  ?,  cf  ?  round.] 
  A  circular  motion,  or  a  circle  described  by  a  moving  body;  a 
  turn  or  revolution;  a  circuit. 
 
  Quick  and  more  quick  he  spins  in  giddy  gyres.  --Dryden. 
 
  Still  expanding  and  ascending  gyres.  --Mrs. 
  Browning. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gyre  \Gyre\,  v.  t.  &  i.  [Cf.  OF  gyrer,  girer.  See  {Gyrate}.] 
  To  turn  round;  to  gyrate.  [Obs.]  --Bp.  Hall.  Drayton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gyre 
  n  :  a  round  shape  formed  by  a  series  of  concentric  circles  [syn: 
  {coil},  {whorl},  {roll},  {curl},  {curlicue},  {ringlet}, 
  {scroll}] 




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