noun, plural ed·dies.
verb (used with or without object), ed·died, ed·dy·ing.
Origin of eddy
Related Words for eddyingstream, swell, rise, flow, climb, grow, whirl, churn, boil, roil, twirl, twist, cut, spin, swing, pass, rotate, gyrate, swirl, pivot
Examples from the Web for eddying
Historical Examples of eddying
A moment more and we are in the midst of the eddying, rushing, foaming rapids.The Roof of France
My gaze was bewildered by the endless, eddying stream of birds.Tales of Fishes
The eddying, swirling, hissing water was dragging at her feet.Frank Merriwell's Pursuit
Burt L. Standish
It was no longer stagnant now, but seething and eddying like a whirlpool.The Romance of Golden Star ...
George Chetwynd Griffith
All without and within the man was eddying, swirling blackness.The Dop Doctor
Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
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.