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  Words related to spiral

Related / Similar Words: coil, volute, whorl, helix, gyrate, corkscrew, coiling, helical, spiraling, voluted, whorled, turbinate

 

Definition:
  • flying downward in a helical path with a large radius;
  • a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops; "a coil of rope";
  • ornament consisting of a curve on a plane that winds around a center with an increasing distance from the center;
  • a plane curve traced by a point circling about the center but at ever-greater distances from it;
  • a curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle;
  • to wind or move in a spiral course; "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";
  • move in a spiral or zigzag course;
  • form a spiral; "The path spirals up the mountain";
  • in the shape of a coil;

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    Hyponyms: hank, double helix

     

    Derivational Morphology: corkscrew, gyrate, coil, loop, curl, whorl, roll, curlicue, ringlet, gyre, scroll, volute, helix, gyration, whirling

     

     
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