What does swirl mean?

Definitions for swirlswɜrl

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. whirl, swirl, vortex, convolution(verb)

    the shape of something rotating rapidly

  2. twirl, swirl, twiddle, whirl(verb)

    turn in a twisting or spinning motion

    "The leaves swirled in the autumn wind"

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

    flow in a circular current, of liquids


  1. swirl(Noun)

    a whirling eddy

  2. swirl(Noun)

    a twist or coil of something

  3. swirl(Verb)

    To twist or whirl, as an eddy

  4. swirl(Verb)

    To be arranged in a twist, spiral or whorl

Webster Dictionary

  1. Swirl(noun)

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

  2. Swirl(noun)

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

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


  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.]


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Greg Owen:

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

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