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Meaning of GYRE

Pronunciation:  jIr

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

GYRE is a 4 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: coil, curl, curlicue, ringlet, roll, scroll, whorl
 See Also: calyx, corolla, round shape, verticil



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \Gyre\, v. t. & i. [Cf. OF. gyrer, girer. See {Gyrate}.]
    To turn round; to gyrate. [Obs.] --Bp. Hall. Drayton.
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