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7 definitions found
 for eddy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Eddy \Ed"dy\, v. t.
     To collect as into an eddy. [R.]
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           The circling mountains eddy in
           From the bare wild the dissipated storm. --Thomson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Eddy \Ed"dy\ ([e^]d"d[y^]), n.; pl. Eddies ([e^]d"d[i^]z).
     [Prob. fr. Icel. i[eth]a; cf. Icel. pref. i[eth]- 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.
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     2. A current of water or air moving in a circular direction;
        a whirlpool.
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              And smiling eddies dimpled on the main. --Dryden.
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              Wheel through the air, in circling eddies play.
                                                    --Addison.
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     Note: Used also adjectively; as, eddy winds. --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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           Eddying round and round they sink.       --Wordsworth.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Eddy
      n 1: founder of Christian Science in 1866 (1821-1910) [syn:
           Eddy, Mary Baker Eddy, Mary Morse Baker Eddy]
      2: a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current
         of a fluid doubles back on itself [syn: eddy, twist]
      v 1: flow in a circular current, of liquids [syn: eddy,
           purl, whirlpool, swirl, whirl]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  73 Moby Thesaurus words for "eddy":
     Charybdis, Maelstrom, ado, agitation, back, back stream, backflow,
     backwash, backwater, brouhaha, bustle, centrifugate, centrifuge,
     commotion, countercurrent, counterflow, counterflux, cyclone,
     disturbance, dizzy round, dust devil, ebullience, ebullition,
     effervescence, embroilment, feery-fary, ferment, fermentation,
     flurry, fume, gulf, gurge, gyre, hurly-burly, hurricane, hurry,
     hurry-scurry, maelstrom, pell-mell, perturbation, pirouette, purl,
     rat race, reel, refluence, reflux, regurgitation, round, ruffle,
     spin, stir, surge, swirl, swirling, to-do, tornado, tumult,
     turbulence, turmoil, turn, twirl, twister, typhoon, uproar, vortex,
     waterspout, wheel, whirl, whirligig, whirlpool, whirlwind, whorl,
     yeastiness
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Eddy -- U.S. County in North Dakota
     Population (2000):    2757
     Housing Units (2000): 1418
     Land area (2000):     630.118543 sq. miles (1631.999466 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    14.109773 sq. miles (36.544144 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    644.228316 sq. miles (1668.543610 sq. km)
     Located within:       North Dakota (ND), FIPS 38
     Location:             47.747572 N, 98.975712 W
     Headwords:
      Eddy
      Eddy, ND
      Eddy County
      Eddy County, ND
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Eddy -- U.S. County in New Mexico
     Population (2000):    51658
     Housing Units (2000): 22249
     Land area (2000):     4182.021664 sq. miles (10831.385925 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    15.552658 sq. miles (40.281198 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    4197.574322 sq. miles (10871.667123 sq. km)
     Located within:       New Mexico (NM), FIPS 35
     Location:             32.527170 N, 104.262035 W
     Headwords:
      Eddy
      Eddy, NM
      Eddy County
      Eddy County, NM
  

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