[ed-ee] /ˈɛd i/
noun, plural eddies.
a current at variance with the main current in a stream of liquid or gas, especially one having a rotary or whirling motion.
a small whirlpool.
any similar current, as of air, dust, or fog.
a current or trend, as of opinion or events, running counter to the main current.
verb (used with or without object), eddied, eddying.
to move or whirl in eddies.
noun (pl) -dies
a movement in a stream of air, water, or other fluid in which the current doubles back on itself causing a miniature whirlwind or whirlpool
a deviation from or disturbance in the main trend of thought, life, etc, esp one that is relatively unimportant
verb -dies, -dying, -died
to move or cause to move against the main current
Mary Baker. 1821–1910, US religious leader; founder of the Christian Science movement (1866)
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.
A current, as of water or air, moving in a direction that is different from that of the main current. Eddies generally involve circular motion; unstable patterns of eddies are often called turbulence. See also vortex.
[ed-uh-stuh n] /ˈɛd ə stən/ plural noun 1. a group of rocks near the W end of the English Channel, SW of Plymouth, England: celebrated lighthouse. /ˈɛdɪstən/ noun 1. a dangerous group of rocks at the W end of the English Channel, southwest of Plymouth: lighthouse
[ey-dey, ey-dey for 1; ey-duh for 2] /eɪˈdeɪ, ˈeɪ deɪ for 1; ˈeɪ də for 2/ noun 1. a city in SW Nigeria. 2. a city in central Netherlands. /ˈeɪdə/ noun 1. a city in the central Netherlands, in Gelderland province. Pop: 105 000 (2003 est)
[ed-l-muh n] /ˈɛd l mən/ noun 1. Gerald Maurice, 1929–2014, U.S. biochemist: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1972. /ˈɛdəlmən/ noun 1. Gerald Maurice. born 1929, US biochemist: he shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine (1972) with Rodney Porter for determining the structure of antibodies Edelman Ed·el·man (ěd’l-mən), Gerald Maurice. Born 1929. American biochemist. He […]
[ih-dee-muh] /ɪˈdi mə/ noun, plural edemas, edemata [ih-dee-muh-tuh] /ɪˈdi mə tə/ (Show IPA). Pathology. 1. effusion of serous fluid into the interstices of cells in tissue spaces or into body cavities. 2. Plant Pathology. /ɪˈdiːmə/ noun (pl) -mata (-mətə) 1. the usual US spelling of oedema n. c.1400, from medical Latin, from Greek oidema (genitive […]