HyperDic: spiral

English > 10 senses of the word spiral:
NOUNshapespirala plane curve traced by a point circling about the center but at increasing distances from the center
shapespiral, helixa curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle
processspirala continuously accelerating change in the economy
artifactspiral, voluteornament consisting of a curve on a plane that winds around a center with an increasing distance from the center
artifactspiral, coil, volute, whorl, helixa structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
actspiralflying downward in a helical path with a large radius
VERBmotionspiral, gyrate, coilto wind or move in a spiral course
stativespiralform a spiral / spiral
motionspiral, corkscrewmove in a spiral or zigzag course
ADJECTIVEallspiral, coiling, helical, spiraling, volute, voluted, whorled, turbinatein the shape of a coil
spiral > pronunciation
Soundsspay'rahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > spiral: 10 senses > adjective 1
MeaningIn the shape of a coil.
Synonymscoiling, helical, spiraling, volute, voluted, whorled, turbinate
Broadercoiledcurled or wound (especially in concentric rings or spirals)
Spanishhelicoidal
Catalanhelicoïdal
Adverbsspirallywith spirals
English > spiral: 10 senses > noun 1, shape
MeaningA plane curve traced by a point circling about the center but at increasing distances from the center.
Broadercurve, curved shapeThe trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
Spanishespiral
Catalanespiral
Verbsspiralto wind or move in a spiral course
spiralform a spiral / spiral
English > spiral: 10 senses > noun 2, shape
MeaningA curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle.
Synonymhelix
Narrowerdouble helixA pair of parallel helices intertwined about a common axis
Broadercurve, curved shapeThe trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
Spanishespiral, hélice
Catalanespiral, hèlix
Verbsspiralform a spiral / spiral
English > spiral: 10 senses > noun 3, process
MeaningA continuously accelerating change in the economy.
Narrowerdeflationary spiralAn episode of deflation in which prices and wages decrease at an increasing rate and currency gains in value
inflationary spiralAn episode of inflation in which prices / prices and wages increase at an increasing rate and currency rapidly loses value
Broadereconomic processAny process affecting the production and development and management of material wealth
English > spiral: 10 senses > noun 4, artifact
Meaningornament consisting of a curve on a plane that winds around a center with an increasing distance from the center.
Synonymvolute
Broaderdecoration, ornament, ornamentationSomething used to beautify
Spanishespiral, voluta
Catalanespiral, voluta
English > spiral: 10 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningA structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops.
Synonymscoil, volute, whorl, helix
NarrowerhankA coil of rope or wool or yarn
Broaderstructure, constructionA thing constructed
Spanishaduja, espiral, hélice, roleo, rosca, voluta
Catalanespiral
Verbsspiralto wind or move in a spiral course
English > spiral: 10 senses > noun 6, act
Meaningflying downward in a helical path with a large radius.
Broaderrotation, rotary motionThe act of rotating as if on an axis
Spanishmovimiento en espiral
Catalanespiral
Verbsspiralmove in a spiral or zigzag course
English > spiral: 10 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningTo wind or move in a spiral course.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Synonymsgyrate, coil
Broaderturnchange orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
Spanishenrollarse, enrollar, girar
Catalangirar
Nounsspirala structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
spirala plane curve traced by a point circling about the center but at increasing distances from the center
English > spiral: 10 senses > verb 2, stative
Meaningform a spiral / spiral.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
ModelThe wires spiral around the stick
Example"The path spirals up the mountain"
Broaderwind, twist, curveExtend in curves and turns
Nounsspirala plane curve traced by a point circling about the center but at increasing distances from the center
spirala curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle
English > spiral: 10 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningMove in a spiral or zigzag course.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymcorkscrew
Broaderturnchange orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
Spanishdesenroscarse, desenroscar, enroscarse, enroscar, girar en espiral
Nounsspiralflying downward in a helical path with a large radius

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