Definitions for: Swirl

[n] the shape of something rotating rapidly
[v] flow in a circular current, of liquids
[v] turn in a twisting or spinning motion; "The leaves swirled in the autumn wind"

Webster (1913) Definition: Swirl, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Swirled; p. pr. & vb.
n. Swirling.] [Akin to Norw. svirla to whirl, freq. of
sverra to whirl, Dan. svirre, G. schwirren to whiz, to buzz.
[root]177. See Swarm, n.]
To whirl, or cause to whirl, as in an eddy. ``The river
swirled along.'' --C. Kingsley.

Swirl, n.
A whirling motion; an eddy, as of water; a whirl. ``The
silent swirl of bats.'' --Mrs. Browning.

Synonyms: convolution, eddy, purl, twiddle, twirl, vortex, whirl, whirl, whirlpool

See Also: course, flow, go around, revolve, rotate, round shape, run

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