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Princeton's WordNet

  1. whirl, swirl, vortex, convolutionverb

    the shape of something rotating rapidly

  2. twirl, swirl, twiddle, whirlverb

    turn in a twisting or spinning motion

    "The leaves swirled in the autumn wind"

  3. eddy, purl, whirlpool, swirl, whirlverb

    flow in a circular current, of liquids

Wiktionary

  1. swirlnoun

    a whirling eddy

  2. swirlnoun

    a twist or coil of something

  3. swirlverb

    To twist or whirl, as an eddy

  4. swirlverb

    To be arranged in a twist, spiral or whorl

Webster Dictionary

  1. Swirlnoun

    to whirl, or cause to whirl, as in an eddy

    Etymology: [Akin to Norw. svirla to whirl, freq. of sverra to whirl, Dan. svirre, G. schwirren to whiz, to buzz. 177. See Swarm, n.]

  2. Swirlnoun

    a whirling motion; an eddy, as of water; a whirl

    Etymology: [Akin to Norw. svirla to whirl, freq. of sverra to whirl, Dan. svirre, G. schwirren to whiz, to buzz. 177. See Swarm, n.]

Freebase

  1. Swirl

    Swirl were a Sydney, Australia-based indie rock band, forming around 1990 and breaking up in 2002. They released three albums and a number of EP's, mostly through independent Sydney label Half A Cow.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Swirl

    swėrl, v.i. to sweep along with a whirling motion.—n. whirling motion, as of wind or water: a curl or twist: the rush of a fish through the water in rising to a fly.—adj. Swirl′y. [Skeat explains as Scand., Norw. svirla, to whirl round, a freq. of sverra, to whirl, orig. to hum.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. swirl

    An eddying blast of wind; a whirling wavy motion. Also, a knot in timber.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of swirl in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of swirl in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of swirl in a Sentence

  1. John Andrew Ramsey:

    Watching the world swirl around you wasunsettling. Our focus from day one has been to find the killer. My dad has worked diligently for 24 years on doing just that.

  2. John Andrew:

    It’s absolutely unfathomable that they would be involved in this murder, watching the world swirl around you wasunsettling. Our focus from day one has been to find the killer. My dad has worked diligently for 24 years on doing just that.

  3. Greg Owen:

    It was tough out there, the greens are firm, quick and the wind tends to swirl around here.

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