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    spiral

    spiral - Dictionary definition and meaning for word spiral

    Definition
    (noun) a plane curve traced by a point circling about the center but at increasing distances from the center Definition
    (noun) a curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle
    Synonyms : helix
    Definition
    (noun) a continuously accelerating change in the economy Definition
    (noun) ornament consisting of a curve on a plane that winds around a center with an increasing distance from the center
    Synonyms : volute
    Definition
    (noun) a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
    Synonyms : coil , helix , volute , whorl
    Example Sentence
    • a coil of rope
    Definition
    (noun) flying downward in a helical path with a large radius Definition
    (verb) to wind or move in a spiral course
    Synonyms : coil , gyrate
    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
    Definition
    (verb) form a spiral
    Example Sentence
    • The path spirals up the mountain
    Definition
    (verb) move in a spiral or zigzag course
    Synonyms : corkscrew
    Definition
    (adj) in the shape of a coil
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