Definitions for: Gyre


[n] a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles



Webster (1913) Definition: Gyre, n. [L. gyrus, Gr. ?, cf. ? round.]
A circular motion, or a circle described by a moving body; a
turn or revolution; a circuit.

Quick and more quick he spins in giddy gyres. --Dryden.

Still expanding and ascending gyres. --Mrs.
Browning.


Gyre, v. t. & i. [Cf. OF. gyrer, girer. See Gyrate.]
To turn round; to gyrate. [Obs.] --Bp. Hall. Drayton.

Synonyms: coil, curl, curlicue, ringlet, roll, scroll, whorl

See Also: calyx, corolla, round shape, verticil

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