noun, plural ed·dies.
verb (used with or without object), ed·died, ed·dy·ing.
Origin of eddy
Examples from the Web for eddy
Contemporary Examples of eddy
Jean François Bruel, executive chef at Daniel, and Eddy Leroux, chef de cuisine, in particular.The Frenchman Who Rules New York
September 22, 2009
Historical Examples of eddy
In the vortex of the eddy the delusion of the vast cone was more pronounced.
Ump shouted to turn down into the eddy, and I swung El Mahdi around.
With him we broke through the circle of steers forcing into the centre of the eddy.
This is soon done and the men in the boats in the eddy pull us to their side.
I think we can pass the other boats down by us, and catch them in the eddy.
noun plural -dies
verb -dies, -dying or -died
Word Origin for eddy
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.
1810, from eddy (n.). Related: Eddied; eddying.