Ed"dy (?), n.; pl. Eddies (#). [Prob. fr. Icel. ia; cf. Icel. pref. i- back, AS. ed-, OS. idug-, OHG. ita-; Goth. id-.]


A current of air or water running back, or in a direction contrary to the main current.


A current of water or air moving in a circular direction; a whirlpool.

And smiling eddies dimpled on the main. Dryden.

Wheel through the air, in circling eddies play. Addison.

Used also adjectively; as, eddy winds.



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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.

Eddying round and round they sink. Wordsworth.


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Ed"dy, v. t.

To collect as into an eddy.


The circling mountains eddy in From the bare wild the dissipated storm. Thomson.


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