from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A rapidly rotating current of water; a vortex.
- n. Turmoil; whirl.
- n. A magnetic, impelling force into which one may be pulled.
- n. A bathtub or pool having jets of warm water that can be directed toward a body part as for therapeutic purposes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a swirling body of water.
- n. turmoil, or agitated excitement
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. A sea monster of the whale kind.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A circular eddy or current in a river or the sea produced by the configuration of the channel, by meeting currents, by winds meeting tides, etc.
- n. Some huge sea-monster of the whale kind; a whirl-whale; a whirl-about.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides)
- v. flow in a circular current, of liquids
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A home whirlpool is a simple luxury that people can enjoy.
It might be a good idea as an option in whirlpool bathtubs if it comes together with the system …
She added that the only time she calls the whirlpool the Old Whirly is when she happens to be inside it.
About sunset, coming near the Wild Island, Pantagruel spied afar off a huge monstrous physeter (a sort of whale, which some call a whirlpool), that came right upon us, neighing, snorting, raised above the waves higher than our main-tops, and spouting water all the way into the air before itself, like a large river falling from
Before the word whirlpool became associated with the relaxing bath that
About sunset, coming near the Wild Island, Pantagruel spied afar off a huge monstrous physeter (a sort of whale, which some call a whirlpool), that came right upon us, neighing, snorting, raised above the waves higher than our main-tops, and spouting water all the way into the air before itself, like a large river falling from a mountain.
The 800 Machiguenga Indians who live at the mouth of the Timpia River, below the Pongo, believe that the whirlpool is the portal to the afterlife.
The whirlpool was a cone rather than a funnel, and I had come to the apex.
So, as Huxley says, a living organism is like a flame or a whirlpool, which is an ever changing though seemingly constant individuality.
I saw, with alarm, that the circles were narrowing A whirlpool was my instant conjecture, and I laid myself down in the boat, again expecting every moment to be swept into a seething abyss of waters.