from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A circular or spiral form; a vortex: "rain swirling the night into tunnels and gyres” ( Anthony Hyde).
- n. A circular or spiral motion, especially a circular ocean current.
- intransitive v. To whirl.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a swirling vortex
- n. a circular current, especially a large-scale ocean current
- v. to whirl
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A circular motion, or a circle described by a moving body; a turn or revolution; a circuit.
- v. To turn round; to gyrate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A circle or ring; a revolution of a moving body; a circular or spiral turn.
- n. In anatomy, a gyrus: as, a cerebral gyre.
- To turn; gyrate; revolve.
- To turn.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
Latin gȳrus, from Greek gūros.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin gyrus, Ancient Greek γῦρος (gyros, "circle, ring, turning") (Wiktionary)