Definition of Swirl

1. Noun. The shape of something rotating rapidly.

Exact synonyms: Convolution, Vortex, Whirl
Generic synonyms: Round Shape
Derivative terms: Whirl, Whirl



2. Verb. Turn in a twisting or spinning motion. "The wooden sticks swirl "; "The leaves swirled in the autumn wind"
Exact synonyms: Twiddle, Twirl, Whirl
Generic synonyms: Go Around, Revolve, Rotate
Derivative terms: Twiddle, Twirl, Twirler, Whirl, Whirling

3. Verb. Flow in a circular current, of liquids.
Exact synonyms: Eddy, Purl, Whirl, Whirlpool
Generic synonyms: Course, Feed, Flow, Run
Derivative terms: Eddy, Whirl, Whirlpool

Definition of Swirl

1. v. t. & i. To whirl, or cause to whirl, as in an eddy.

2. n. A whirling motion; an eddy, as of water; a whirl.

Definition of Swirl

1. Noun. a whirling eddy ¹

2. Noun. a twist or coil of something ¹

3. Verb. To twist or whirl, as an eddy ¹

4. Verb. To be arranged in a twist, spiral or whorl ¹

5. Verb. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Swirl

1. to move with a whirling motion [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Swirl

swiped
swiper
swipers
swipes
swipey
swipier
swipiest
swiping
swiple
swiples
swipper
swipple
swipples
swire
swires
swirl (current term)
swirled
swirlie
swirlier
swirlies
swirliest
swirling
swirlingly
swirls
swirly
swished
swisher
swishers
swishes

Literary usage of Swirl

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. History of the State of Washington by Edmond Stephen Meany (1909)
"CHAPTER III swirl OF THE NATIONS THE lure of the Pacific — gold, religious zeal, spices of India, ... The swirl of activities developed different motives. ..."

2. History of the State of Washington by Edmond Stephen Meany (1909)
"CHAPTER III swirl OF THE NATIONS THE lure of the Pacific — gold, religious zeal, spices of India, control of a passage between the seas, earth hunger, ..."

3. The Popular Science Monthly (1895)
"This keeps weak fish from being swept against the screens, and makes eddies for the food to swirl about in, instead of sinking. Mr. Hoxsie has patented an ..."

4. A Sketch of Jewish History by Gustav Karpeles (1897)
"Oft- times the mountain-high billows seem about to suck it into their swirl and sink it to the bottom of the sea; but ever again it rides upon the crests of ..."

5. The Magazine of Poetry by Charles Wells Moulton (1891)
"... wondering if the And disenchant, only the arid desert leaving me, Where the swift swirl of streams had been, and mimicry Of waving woods ? ..."

6. History of the State of Washington by Edmond Stephen Meany (1909)
"CHAPTER III swirl OF THE NATIONS THE lure of the Pacific — gold, religious zeal, spices of India, ... The swirl of activities developed different motives. ..."

7. History of the State of Washington by Edmond Stephen Meany (1909)
"CHAPTER III swirl OF THE NATIONS THE lure of the Pacific — gold, religious zeal, spices of India, control of a passage between the seas, earth hunger, ..."

8. The Popular Science Monthly (1895)
"This keeps weak fish from being swept against the screens, and makes eddies for the food to swirl about in, instead of sinking. Mr. Hoxsie has patented an ..."

9. A Sketch of Jewish History by Gustav Karpeles (1897)
"Oft- times the mountain-high billows seem about to suck it into their swirl and sink it to the bottom of the sea; but ever again it rides upon the crests of ..."

10. The Magazine of Poetry by Charles Wells Moulton (1891)
"... wondering if the And disenchant, only the arid desert leaving me, Where the swift swirl of streams had been, and mimicry Of waving woods ? ..."

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