whirlpool


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • all
  • noun
  • verb

Synonyms for whirlpool

Synonyms for whirlpool

agitated, excited movement and activity

Synonyms for whirlpool

a powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides)

flow in a circular current, of liquids

References in classic literature ?
We could see the bottom of the whirlpool all black with sand and mud, and the men were at their wits ends for fear.
The gale from the West had now spent its force, and the wind got into the South again, which frightened me lest I should be taken back to the terrible whirlpool of Charybdis.
A jury-man is not more glad to get home to supper, after having been long detained in court by troublesome cases, than I was to see my raft beginning to work its way out of the whirlpool again.
There were more stories in his head as good as "The Whirlpool," and at forty dollars apiece he could earn far more than in any job or position.
Four days for 'The Ring of Bells,' two days for 'The Whirlpool.
He had not finished the words, when we heard a crashing noise, the bolts gave way, and the boat, torn from its groove, was hurled like a stone from a sling into the midst of the whirlpool.
Through this tremendous channel the intrepid explorers of the river, Lewis and Clarke, passed in their boats; the danger being, not from the rocks, but from the great surges and whirlpools.
It was a rough, narrow trail, and led over an old lava flow--a black ocean which was tumbled into a thousand fantastic shapes--a wild chaos of ruin, desolation, and barrenness--a wilderness of billowy upheavals, of furious whirlpools, of miniature mountains rent asunder--of gnarled and knotted, wrinkled and twisted masses of blackness that mimicked branching roots, great vines, trunks of trees, all interlaced and mingled together: and all these weird shapes, all this turbulent panorama, all this stormy, far-stretching waste of blackness, with its thrilling suggestiveness of life, of action, of boiling, surging, furious motion, was petrified
He climbed and descended precipices on which vulgar mortals tremble to look; he passed marshes like the Serbonian bog,* where armies whole have sunk; he forded rivers where the current roared like the Egre or the Severn; or ventured himself on bridges that trembled under him, from which he looked down on foaming whirlpools, or dreadful abysses; he wandered over houseless heaths, amidst all the rage of the elements, with the snow driving in his face, and the tempest howling in his ears.
It falls by no rule at all; sometimes it leaps, sometimes it tumbles; there it skips; here it shoots; in one place 'tis white as snow, and in another 'tis green as grass; hereabouts, it pitches into deep hollows, that rumble and crush the 'arth; and thereaways, it ripples and sings like a brook, fashioning whirlpools and gullies in the old stone, as if 'twas no harder than trodden clay.
Whirlpool (WHR) appliances will no longer be sold at Sears (SHLD) after a pricing dispute and changing market dynamics hurt the partnership that has been in place for more than a century, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Technology research company Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) reported on Thursday the inauguration of its new highly energy efficient and multifunctional EMEA headquarters in Milan, Whirlpool EMEA.
An afternoon of thanksgiving and celebration was recently held at the ballroom of Luxent Hotel in Quezon City wherein Whirlpool took the opportunity to thank and give back to the people who have supported and trusted the brand for the past 105 years.
Whirlpool Corporation declared that it has successfully purchased a 51% majority stake in Hefei Rongshida Sanyo Electric Co.
Whirlpool's current executive team will maintain leadership of the company," a Whirlpool spokeswoman said.