HyperDic: coil

English > 9 senses of the word coil:
NOUNartifactcoil, spiral, volute, whorl, helixa structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
shapecoil, whorl, roll, curl, curlicue, ringlet, gyre, scrolla round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
artifactcoila transformer that supplies high voltage to spark plugs in a gasoline engine
artifactcoila contraceptive device placed inside a woman's womb
artifactcoiltubing that is wound in a spiral
artifactcoilreactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit
VERBmotioncoil, gyrate, spiralto wind or move in a spiral course
creationcoil, handbuild, hand-buildmake without a potter's wheel
contactcoil, loop, curlwind around something in coils or loops
coil > pronunciation
Soundskoy'l
Rhymesairfoil ... uncoil: 21 rhymes with oyl...
English > coil: 9 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops.
Example"a coil of rope"
Synonymsspiral, volute, whorl, helix
NarrowerhankA coil of rope or wool or yarn
Broaderstructure, constructionA thing constructed
Spanishaduja, espiral, hélice, roleo, rosca, voluta
Catalanespiral
Verbscoilwind around something in coils or loops
coilto wind or move in a spiral course
English > coil: 9 senses > noun 2, shape
MeaningA round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals).
Synonymswhorl, roll, curl, curlicue, ringlet, gyre, scroll
Narrowercalyx(botany) the whorl of sepals of a flower collectively forming the outer floral envelope or layer of the perianth enclosing and supporting the developing bud
corolla(botany) the whorl of petals of a flower that collectively form an inner floral envelope or layer of the perianth
verticilA whorl of leaves growing around a stem
Broaderround shapeA shape that is curved and without sharp angles
Spanishforma espiral
Catalanforma espiral
Verbscoilwind around something in coils or loops
coilto wind or move in a spiral course
English > coil: 9 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA transformer that supplies high voltage to spark plugs in a gasoline engine.
BroadertransformerAn electrical device by which alternating current of one voltage is changed to another voltage
English > coil: 9 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA contraceptive device placed inside a woman's womb.
Broadercontraceptive, preventive, preventative, contraceptive device, prophylactic device, birth control deviceAn agent or device intended to prevent conception
Spanishdispositivo intrauterino, DIU
Catalandispositiu intrauterí, DIU
English > coil: 9 senses > noun 5, artifact
Meaningtubing that is wound in a spiral.
NarrowercondenserA hollow coil that condenses by abstracting heat
Broadertube, tubingconduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids / liquids or gases
Spanishespiral, hélice, tubo en espiral
English > coil: 9 senses > noun 6, artifact
Meaningreactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit.
Narrowerarmaturecoil in which voltage is induced by motion through a magnetic field
astatic coilsAn arrangement of coils used in sensitive electrical instruments
choke, choke coil, choking coilA coil of low resistance and high inductance used in electrical circuits to pass direct current and attenuate alternating current
field coil, field windingThe electric coil around a field magnet that produces the magneto motive force to set up the flux in an electric machine
induction coilA coil for producing a high voltage from a low-voltage source
primary coil, primary winding, primarycoil forming the part of an electrical circuit such that changing current in it induces a current in a neighboring circuit
read/write head, head(computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk
secondary coil, secondary winding, secondarycoil such that current is induced in it by passing a current through the primary coil
solenoidA coil of wire around an iron core
tickler coilA small coil in series with the anode of a vacuum tube and coupled to the grid to provide feedback
BroaderreactorAn electrical device used to introduce reactance into a circuit
Spanishbobina, carrete
Catalanbobina
English > coil: 9 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningTo wind or move in a spiral course.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Examples
  • "the muscles and nerves of his fine drawn body were coiling for action"
  • "black smoke coiling up into the sky"
Synonymsgyrate, spiral
Broaderturnchange orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
Spanishenrollarse, enrollar, girar
Catalangirar
Nounscoila structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
coila round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
English > coil: 9 senses > verb 2, creation
Meaningmake without a potter's wheel.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymshandbuild, hand-build
Broadershape, form, work, mold, mould, forgemake something, usually for a specific function
Spanishenrollar, hacer a mano
Catalanenrotllar
English > coil: 9 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningwind around something in coils or loops.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s something PP
ModelThey coil the wire around the stick; The wires coil around the stick
Synonymsloop, curl
Broaderwind, wrap, roll, twineArrange or or coil around
Oppositeuncoilunwind or untwist
Spanishenrollar, enroscar
Catalancargolar-se, cargolar, enroscar, enrotllar-se, enrotllar
Nounscoila structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
coila round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)

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