What is another word for whirlpool?

Pronunciation: [wˈɜːlpuːl] (IPA)

Whirlpool, a water body that rotates rapidly, has several synonyms that can be used interchangeably depending on the context. Some of the most common synonyms for whirlpool are maelstrom, vortex, eddy, and whirl. While all these words denote a similar concept, they differ slightly in their meanings. For example, a maelstrom is a very powerful whirlpool that can be dangerous for boats and ships. A vortex is a swirling motion of fluids that can occur in water, air, or any other fluid substance. An eddy is a circular motion of water, usually occurring near the edge of a river, while a whirl is a quick spin or rotation. Overall, when one needs a word for a rapidly rotating water body, there are plenty of synonyms available.

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Usage examples for Whirlpool

Of course this was not altogether safe; it might even prove disastrous, but it might become a plank of rescue from that African whirlpool.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
He is struggling in the middle of the whirlpool.
"Life and Writings of Maurice Maeterlinck"
Jethro Bithell
"If you will let me lean upon your shoulder, I think I can walk now," came Helen's gentle voice, bringing me with a start from the whirlpool of my thoughts.
"I Walked in Arden"
Jack Crawford

Famous quotes with Whirlpool

  • While I'm playing baseball, I'm still writing songs and having tapes sent to me. I'm sure I'll spend a lot of time in the whirlpool resting these tired bones, so I'll be thinking of music then.
    Garth Brooks
  • In Taoist thought, the good life comes spontaneously; but spontaneity is far from simply acting on the impulses that occur to us. In Western traditions such as Romanticism, spontaneity is linked with subjectivity. In Taoism it means acting dispassionately, on the basis of an objective view of the situation at hand. The common man cannot see things objectively, because his mind is clouded by anxiety about achieving his goals. Seeing clearly means not projecting our goals into the world; acting spontaneously means acting according to the needs of the situation. Western moralists will ask what is the purpose of such action, but for Taoists the good life has no purpose. It is like swimming in a whirlpool, responding to the currents as they come and go. 'I enter with the inflow, and emerge with the outflow, follow the Way of the water, and do not impose my selfishness upon it. This is how I stay afloat in it,' says the Chuang-Tzu. In this view, ethics is simply a practical skill, like fishing or swimming. The core of ethics is not choice or conscious awareness, but the knack of knowing what to do. It is a skill that comes with practice and an empty mind.
    John Gray (philosopher)
  • Wyrd existed before the Gods and will exist after them. Yet wyrd lasts only for an instant, because it is the constant creation of the forces.like the still center of a whirlpool.it is never repeated in exactly the same way.
    Brian Bates (psychologist)
  • Descartes was liable to be misled by too easy an acceptance of data that had been handed down by scholastic writers. ...two grand Aristotelian principlesa vacuum is impossiblethere could be no such thing as attraction, no such thing as action at a distance.the planets were caught each in its own whirlpoolall similarly caught in a larger whirlpool, which had the sun as its centre... Gravity itself was the result of these whirlpools
    René Descartes
  • Like every other living thing, I also am in the center of the Cosmic whirlpool.
    Nikos Kazantzakis

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