Meaning of EDDY in English


Pronunciation: ' e-d ē

Function: noun

Inflected Form: plural eddies

Etymology: Middle English (Sc) ydy, probably from Old Norse itha

Date: 15th century

1 a : a current of water or air running contrary to the main current especially : a circular current : WHIRLPOOL b : something moving similarly

2 : a contrary or circular current (as of thought or policy)

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.