Meaning of EDDY in English

I. ˈe-dē noun

( plural eddies )

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

Date: 15th century


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)

II. verb

( ed·died ; ed·dy·ing )

Date: 1810

transitive verb

: to cause to move in an eddy

intransitive verb

: to move in an eddy or in the manner of an eddy

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.