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  Definition of spiral
  1. flying downward in a helical path with a large radius
  2. a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops; "a coil of rope"
  3. ornament consisting of a curve on a plane that winds around a center with an increasing distance from the center
  4. a plane curve traced by a point circling about the center but at ever-greater distances from it
  5. a curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle
  6. 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"
  7. move in a spiral or zigzag course
  8. form a spiral; "The path spirals up the mountain"
  9. in the shape of a coil
Similar Words: coil, volute, whorl, helix, gyrate, corkscrew, coiling, helical, spiraling, voluted, whorled, turbinate

 

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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