—n. 1. a current at variance with the main current in a stream of liquid or gas, esp. one having a rotary or whirling motion.
2. a small whirlpool.
3. any similar current, as of air, dust, or fog.
4. a current or trend, as of opinion or events, running counter to the main current.
—v.t., v.i. to move or whirl in eddies.
Pronunciation: (ed'ē),[key] —n. 1. Mary (Morse) Baker(Mrs. Glover; Mrs. Patterson), 1821–1910, U.S. founder of the Christian Science Church.
2. Also,Ed'die.a male given name, form of Edgar or Edward.