coil - Dictionary definition and meaning for word coil

(noun) a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
Synonyms : helix , spiral , volute , whorl
Example Sentence
  • a coil of rope
(noun) a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
Synonyms : curl , curlicue , gyre , ringlet , roll , scroll , whorl
(noun) a transformer that supplies high voltage to spark plugs in a gasoline engine Definition
(noun) a contraceptive device placed inside a woman's womb Definition
(noun) tubing that is wound in a spiral Definition
(noun) reactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit Definition
(verb) to wind or move in a spiral course
Synonyms : gyrate , spiral
Example Sentence
  • the muscles and nerves of his fine drawn body were coiling for action
  • black smoke coiling up into the sky
  • the young people gyrated on the dance floor
(verb) make without a potter's wheel
Synonyms : hand-build , handbuild
Example Sentence
  • This famous potter hand-builds all of her vessels
(verb) wind around something in coils or loops
Synonyms : curl , loop

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