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NOUN (2)

1. founder of Christian Science in 1866 (1821-1910);
[syn: Eddy, Mary Baker Eddy, Mary Morse Baker Eddy]

2. a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself;
[syn: eddy, twist]


VERB (1)

1. flow in a circular current, of liquids;
[syn: eddy, purl, whirlpool, swirl, whirl]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Eddy \Ed"dy\, v. t. To collect as into an eddy. [R.] [1913 Webster] The circling mountains eddy in From the bare wild the dissipated storm. --Thomson. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Eddy \Ed"dy\ ([e^]d"d[y^]), n.; pl. Eddies ([e^]d"d[i^]z). [Prob. fr. Icel. i[eth]a; cf. Icel. pref. i[eth]- back, AS. ed-, OS. idug-, OHG. ita-; Goth. id-.] 1. A current of air or water running back, or in a direction contrary to the main current. [1913 Webster] 2. A current of water or air moving in a circular direction; a whirlpool. [1913 Webster] And smiling eddies dimpled on the main. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Wheel through the air, in circling eddies play. --Addison. [1913 Webster] Note: Used also adjectively; as, eddy winds. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Eddy \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. [1913 Webster] Eddying round and round they sink. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Eddy n 1: founder of Christian Science in 1866 (1821-1910) [syn: Eddy, Mary Baker Eddy, Mary Morse Baker Eddy] 2: a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself [syn: eddy, twist] v 1: flow in a circular current, of liquids [syn: eddy, purl, whirlpool, swirl, whirl]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

73 Moby Thesaurus words for "eddy": Charybdis, Maelstrom, ado, agitation, back, back stream, backflow, backwash, backwater, brouhaha, bustle, centrifugate, centrifuge, commotion, countercurrent, counterflow, counterflux, cyclone, disturbance, dizzy round, dust devil, ebullience, ebullition, effervescence, embroilment, feery-fary, ferment, fermentation, flurry, fume, gulf, gurge, gyre, hurly-burly, hurricane, hurry, hurry-scurry, maelstrom, pell-mell, perturbation, pirouette, purl, rat race, reel, refluence, reflux, regurgitation, round, ruffle, spin, stir, surge, swirl, swirling, to-do, tornado, tumult, turbulence, turmoil, turn, twirl, twister, typhoon, uproar, vortex, waterspout, wheel, whirl, whirligig, whirlpool, whirlwind, whorl, yeastiness
U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000):

Eddy -- U.S. County in North Dakota Population (2000): 2757 Housing Units (2000): 1418 Land area (2000): 630.118543 sq. miles (1631.999466 sq. km) Water area (2000): 14.109773 sq. miles (36.544144 sq. km) Total area (2000): 644.228316 sq. miles (1668.543610 sq. km) Located within: North Dakota (ND), FIPS 38 Location: 47.747572 N, 98.975712 W Headwords: Eddy Eddy, ND Eddy County Eddy County, ND
U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000):

Eddy -- U.S. County in New Mexico Population (2000): 51658 Housing Units (2000): 22249 Land area (2000): 4182.021664 sq. miles (10831.385925 sq. km) Water area (2000): 15.552658 sq. miles (40.281198 sq. km) Total area (2000): 4197.574322 sq. miles (10871.667123 sq. km) Located within: New Mexico (NM), FIPS 35 Location: 32.527170 N, 104.262035 W Headwords: Eddy Eddy, NM Eddy County Eddy County, NM