"spiral" in the noun sense
a plane curve traced by a point circling about the center but at increasing distances from the center
2. helix, spiral
a curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle
a continuously accelerating change in the economy
4. spiral, volute
ornament consisting of a curve on a plane that winds around a center with an increasing distance from the center
5. coil, spiral, volute, whorl, helix
a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
"a coil of rope"
flying downward in a helical path with a large radius
"spiral" in the verb sense
1. gyrate, spiral, coil
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"
form a spiral
"The path spirals up the mountain"
3. corkscrew, spiral
move in a spiral or zigzag course
"spiral" in the adjective sense
1. coiling, helical, spiral, spiraling, volute, voluted, whorled, turbinate
in the shape of a coil
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