What does gyre mean?

Definitions for gyredʒaɪər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word gyre.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. coil, whorl, roll, curl, curlicue, ringlet, gyre, scroll(noun)

    a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)


  1. gyre(Noun)

    a swirling vortex

  2. gyre(Noun)

    a circular current, especially a large-scale ocean current

  3. gyre(Verb)

    to whirl

  4. Origin: From gyrus#Latin,

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gyre(noun)

    a circular motion, or a circle described by a moving body; a turn or revolution; a circuit

  2. Gyre

    to turn round; to gyrate

  3. Origin: [L. gyrus, Gr. gy^ros, cf. gyro`s round.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gyre

    jīr, n. a circular motion.—n. Gy′ra, the richly embroidered border of a robe:—pl. Gy′ræ.—adjs. Gy′ral, whirling, rotating; Gyroid′al, spiral in arrangement or movement. [L. gyrus—Gr. gyros, a ring, round.]

Anagrams for gyre »

  1. grey, Grey

  2. Grey


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gyre in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gyre in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. W. B. Yeats, the second coming:

    Turning and turning in the widening gyre, The falcone cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world...

Images & Illustrations of gyre

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