What does EDDY mean?

Definitions for EDDYˈɛd i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Eddy, Mary Baker Eddy, Mary Morse Baker Eddy(noun)

    founder of Christian Science in 1866 (1821-1910)

  2. eddy, twist(verb)

    a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself

  3. eddy, purl, whirlpool, swirl, whirl(verb)

    flow in a circular current, of liquids


  1. eddy(Noun)

    A current of air or water running back, or in an opposite direction to the main current. Especially a circular current.

  2. eddy(Verb)

    To form an eddy.

  3. Eddy(ProperNoun)

    A diminutive of Edward, Edgar, Edwin, or other male given names beginning with Ed-.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eddy(noun)

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

  2. Eddy(noun)

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

  3. Eddy(verb)

    to move as an eddy, or as in an eddy; to move in a circle

  4. Eddy(verb)

    to collect as into an eddy

  5. Origin: [Prob. fr. Icel. ia; cf. Icel. pref. i- back, AS. ed-, OS. idug-, OHG. ita-; Goth. id-.]


  1. Eddy

    In fluid dynamics, an eddy is the swirling of a fluid and the reverse current created when the fluid flows past an obstacle. The moving fluid creates a space devoid of downstream-flowing fluid on the downstream side of the object. Fluid behind the obstacle flows into the void creating a swirl of fluid on each edge of the obstacle, followed by a short reverse flow of fluid behind the obstacle flowing upstream, toward the back of the obstacle. This phenomenon is most visible behind large emergent rocks in swift-flowing rivers. Another possible type of turbulence is the vortex. This notion is now applied to gases, which have the same properties as liquids. Here, no void is created, but only an area of lower pressure, but again, a backflow causes the gas to rotate.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Eddy

    ed′i, n. a current of water or air running back, contrary to the main stream, thus causing a circular motion: a whirlpool: a whirlwind.—v.i. to move round and round:—pr.p. edd′ying; pa.p. edd′ied.n. Edd′ying, the action of the verb eddy. [Prob. from A.S. ed, back; cf. Ice. idaid, back.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of EDDY in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of EDDY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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