Meaning of EDDY in English

EDDY

/ed"ee/ , n. , pl. eddies , v. , eddied, eddying .

n.

1. a current at variance with the main current in a stream of liquid or gas, esp. one having a rotary or whirling motion.

2. a small whirlpool.

3. any similar current, as of air, dust, or fog.

4. a current or trend, as of opinion or events, running counter to the main current.

v.t. , v.i.

5. to move or whirl in eddies.

[ 1425-75; late ME; OE ed- turning + ea water; akin to ON itha ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .