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eddy

ED'DY, n. [I find this word in no other language. It is usually considered as a compound of Sax.ed, backward, and ea, water.]

1. A current of water running back, or in a direction contrary to the main stream. Thus a point of land extending into a river, checks the water near the shore,and turns it back or gives it a circular course. The word is applied also to the air or wind moving in a circular direction.

2. A whirlpool; a current of water or air in a circular direction.

And smiling eddies dimpled on the main.

Wheel through the air, in circling eddies play.

ED'DY, v.i. To move circularly, or as an eddy.

ED'DY, a. Whirling; moving circularly.




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ED'DY, n. [I find this word in no other language. It is usually considered as a compound of Sax.ed, backward, and ea, water.]

1. A current of water running back, or in a direction contrary to the main stream. Thus a point of land extending into a river, checks the water near the shore,and turns it back or gives it a circular course. The word is applied also to the air or wind moving in a circular direction.

2. A whirlpool; a current of water or air in a circular direction.

And smiling eddies dimpled on the main.

Wheel through the air, in circling eddies play.

ED'DY, v.i. To move circularly, or as an eddy.

ED'DY, a. Whirling; moving circularly.


ED'DY, a.

Whirling; moving circularly. Dryden.


ED'DY, n. [I find this word in no other language. It is usually considered as a compound of Sax. ed, backward, and ea, water.]

  1. A current of water running back, or in a direction contrary to the main stream. Thus, a point of land extending into a river, checks the water near the shore, and turns it back or gives it a circular course. The word is applied also to the air or wind moving in a circular direction.
  2. A whirlpool; a current of water or air in a circular direction. And smiling eddies dimpled on the main. Dryden. Wheel through the air, in circling eddies play. Addison.

ED'DY, v.i.

To move circularly, or as an eddy.


Ed"dy
  1. A current of air or water running back, or in a direction contrary to the main current.
  2. To move as an eddy, or as in an eddy] to move in a circle.

    Eddying round and round they sink. Wordsworth.

  3. To collect as into an eddy.

    [R.]

    The circling mountains eddy in
    From the bare wild the dissipated storm.
    Thomson.

  4. A current of water or air moving in a circular direction; a whirlpool.

    And smiling eddies dimpled on the main. Dryden.

    Wheel through the air, in circling eddies play. Addison.

    Used also adjectively; as, eddy winds. Dryden.

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eddy

ED'DY, n. [I find this word in no other language. It is usually considered as a compound of Sax.ed, backward, and ea, water.]

1. A current of water running back, or in a direction contrary to the main stream. Thus a point of land extending into a river, checks the water near the shore,and turns it back or gives it a circular course. The word is applied also to the air or wind moving in a circular direction.

2. A whirlpool; a current of water or air in a circular direction.

And smiling eddies dimpled on the main.

Wheel through the air, in circling eddies play.

ED'DY, v.i. To move circularly, or as an eddy.

ED'DY, a. Whirling; moving circularly.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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