A current of air or water running back, or in a direction contrary to the main current.
- A current, as of water or air, moving contrary to the direction of the main current, especially in a circular motion.
- A drift or tendency that is counter to or separate from a main current, as of opinion, tradition, or history.
- To move in or as if in an eddy. See Synonyms at turn.
- To cause to move in or as if in an eddy.