a circular movement of water where currents flow counter to each other or pass obstructions

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  • Eddy — steht für: Eddy (Name), ein männlicher Vor und Familienname Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Eddy (Alabama) Eddy (Florida) Eddy (Illinois) Eddy (Indiana) Eddy (Montana) Eddy (New York) Eddy (Oklahoma) Eddy (Texas) Eddy County (New Mexico),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • eddy — n Eddy, whirlpool, maelstrom, vortex mean a swirling mass especially of water. Eddy implies swift circular movement (as in water, wind, dust, or mist) caused by a countercurrent or, more often, by something that obstructs; it is usually thought… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Eddy — Ed dy, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Eddied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Eddying}.] To move as an eddy, or as in an eddy; to move in a circle. [1913 Webster] Eddying round and round they sink. Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Eddy — Ed dy, v. t. To collect as into an eddy. [R.] [1913 Webster] The circling mountains eddy in From the bare wild the dissipated storm. Thomson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eddy — [ed′ē] n. pl. eddies [ME ydy, prob. < ON itha, an eddy, whirlpool < IE base * eti, and, furthermore > L et] 1. a current of air, water, etc. moving against the main current and with a circular motion; little whirlpool or whirlwind 2. a… …   English World dictionary

  • Eddy — Ed dy ([e^]d d[y^]), n.; pl. {Eddies} ([e^]d d[i^]z). [Prob. fr. Icel. i[eth]a; cf. Icel. pref. i[eth] back, AS. ed , OS. idug , OHG. ita ; Goth. id .] 1. A current of air or water running back, or in a direction contrary to the main current.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Eddy —   [ ɛdi],    1) Don, amerikanischer Maler, * Long Beach (Calif.) 4. 11. 1944; Vertreter des Fotorealismus; malt bevorzugt reflektierende und spiegelnde Gegenstände (Karosseriedetails, ab 1971 Serie von Schaufensterbildern).    2) Mary, geborene… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • eddy — mid 15c., Scottish ydy, possibly from O.N. iða whirlpool, from P.Gmc. *ith a second time, again, which is related to the common O.E. prefix ed again, backwards; repetition, turning (forming such words as edðingung reconciliation, edgift… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Eddy — Eddy, Mary, geborne Baker, Begründerin der Christian Science (s. d.), geboren zu Bow bei Concord in New Hampshire (Vereinigte Staaten). Aus streng calvinistischer Familie stammend und tief religiös veranlagt, trieb E. als junges Mädchen… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Eddy — (Mary Baker) (1821 1910) mystique américaine, fondatrice de la Christian Science …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Eddy — Eddy, Mary Baker (1821 1910) a US religious leader, who started a new form of Christianity called ↑Christian Science in 1866 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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