Meaning of EDDY in English

EDDY

I. ed ‧ dy 1 /ˈedi/ BrE AmE noun ( plural eddies ) [countable]

[ Date: 1400-1500 ; Origin: Probably from Old Norse itha ]

a circular movement of water, wind, dust etc:

the racing river caused swirling eddies

II. eddy 2 BrE AmE verb ( past tense and past participle eddied , present participle eddying , third person singular eddies ) [intransitive]

if water, wind, dust etc eddies, it moves around with a circular movement:

Mist eddied round the house.

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