A rapidly rotating, generally vertical column of air, such as a tornado, dust devil, or waterspout.
A continuously accelerating increase or decrease:
A thrown or batted ball that has been given a twist
Something, such as a cloud of dust, that whirls or is whirled.
The definition of a maelstrom is a violent, turbulent situation, or a very powerful whirlpool.
A rapidly rotating current of water or other liquid that sucks everything near it toward its center. The meeting of two tides can create a whirlpool.
A current, as of water or air, moving in a direction that is different from that of the main current. Eddies generally involve circular motion; unstable patterns of eddies are often called turbulence .
A tornado or less violent whirlwind occurring over water, consisting of a funnel-shaped whirling column of air and water droplets.
(Meteorol.) A system of rotating winds over a vast area, spinning inward to a low pressure center (counterclockwise in the N Hemisphere) and generally causing stormy weather: commonly called a low, since it coexists with low barometric pressure
A circular or spiral motion or form, especially a circular ocean current.
Any whirlwind or hurricane
A skyrocket that has a spiral flight.
Something, such as a curl of hair, that coils, twists, or whirls.
Find another word for vortex. In this page you can discover 14 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for vortex, like: whirlwind, spiral, twister, whirl, maelstrom, whirlpool, eddy, waterspout, cyclone, gyre and tornado.