Skip to search.
Reference
Dictionary
Encyclopedia
Thesaurus
World Factbook

 
Search Dictionary:

Houghton Mifflin

ed·dy  audio  (d) KEY 

NOUN:
pl. ed·dies
  1. A current, as of water or air, moving contrary to the direction of the main current, especially in a circular motion.
  2. A drift or tendency that is counter to or separate from a main current, as of opinion, tradition, or history.
VERB:
ed·died, ed·dy·ing, ed·dies
VERB:
intr.
To move in or as if in an eddy. See Synonyms at turn.
VERB:
tr.
To cause to move in or as if in an eddy.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English ydy, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse idha


Visit our partner's site
Provided by Houghton Mifflin
logoeReference -- Download this interactive reference software to your desktop computer