What does maelstrom mean?

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ˈmeɪl strəmmael·strom

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. whirlpool, vortex, maelstrom(noun)

    a powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides)


  1. Maelstrom(n.)

    Also (Fig.) An uncontrollable agitated or confusedly disordered state or situation; as, a maelstrom of vice.

  2. Origin: [Norw., a whirlpool.]


  1. maelstrom(Noun)

    A large and violent whirlpool.

  2. maelstrom(Noun)

    Any violent or turbulent situation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Maelstrom(noun)

    a celebrated whirlpool on the coast of Norway

  2. Maelstrom(noun)

    also Fig. ; as, a maelstrom of vice

  3. Origin: [Norw., a whirlpool.]


  1. Maelstrom

    Maelstrom is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appears in Marvel Two-in-One #71, and was created by writer Mark Gruenwald.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Maelstrom

    māl′strom, n. a celebrated whirlpool off the coast of Norway: any resistless overpowering influence for destruction. [Norw., 'grinding stream.']

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Maelström

    . See Malström.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Maelstrom

    Expresses the Norwegian for an eddy or whirlpool; literally “whirling stream.”

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of maelstrom in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of maelstrom in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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