Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of WHIRLPOOL

Pronunciation:  'wurlpool

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a powerful circular current of water (usually the resulting of conflicting tides)
  2. [v]  flow in a circular current, of liquids
 

WHIRLPOOL is a 9 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: eddy, maelstrom, purl, swirl, vortex, whirl
 
 See Also: Charybdis, course, current, flow, run, stream

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Whirl"pool`\, n.
1. An eddy or vortex of water; a place in a body of water
   where the water moves round in a circle so as to produce a
   depression or cavity in the center, into which floating
   objects may be drawn; any body of water having a more or
   less circular motion caused by its flowing in an irregular
   channel, by the coming together of opposing currents, or
   the like.

2. A sea monster of the whale kind. [Obs.] --Spenser.

         The Indian Sea breedeth the most and the biggest
         fishes that are; among which the whales and
         whirlpools, called ``bal[ae]n[ae],'' take up in
         length as much as four . . . arpents of land.
                                               --Holland.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing a whirlpool in your dream means great and imminent danger in your business affairs and disgrace to your reputation.
 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY