noun, plural ed·dies.
verb (used with or without object), ed·died, ed·dy·ing.
- eddington limit,
- eddington, sir arthur stanley,
- eddy current,
- eddy, mary baker,
- eddystone rocks,
Origin of eddy
Examples from the Web for eddied
The evil spirits of the valley rose up and eddied through the night.A Tour Through The Pyrenees|Hippolyte Adolphe Taine
The water boiled and eddied among the piles, rushing in and sucking back.The Adventures of Bobby Orde|Stewart Edward White
Stolid, wooden-faced Indians in blankets from the reservation watched the turbid life of the Southwest as it eddied around them.The Sheriff's Son|William MacLeod Raine
Back and forth they swirled and eddied, and howled like wild things about carrion.Destiny|Charles Neville Buck
At the top of their ascent they spread out and eddied like a cloud of reddish smoke.The Forgotten Planet|Murray Leinster
noun plural -dies
verb -dies, -dying or -died
Word Origin for eddy
1810, from eddy (n.). Related: Eddied; eddying.
mid-15c., Scottish ydy, possibly from Old Norse iða "whirlpool," from Proto-Germanic *ith- "a second time, again," which is related to the common Old English prefix ed- "again, backwards; repetition, turning" (forming such words as edðingung "reconciliation," edgift "restitution," edniwian "to renew, restore," edhwierfan "to retrace one's steps," edgeong "to become young again"). Cf. Old English edwielle "eddy, vortex, whirlpool." The prefix is cognate with Latin et, Old High German et-, Gothic iþ "and, but, however." Related: Eddies.