1. [ adjective ] moving or driven rapidly in a rotary or twisting motion
Synonyms: swirling

"a tornado's whirling winds" "swirling currents"

Related terms: moving
2. [ adjective ] rotating rapidly about an axis
Synonyms: spinning

"a spinning top" "the whirling dance of the Dervish"

Related terms: moving
3. [ noun ] the act of rotating in a circle or spiral
Synonyms: gyration
Related terms: rotation twirl
Similar spelling:   whirlwind