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Overview of noun spiral

The noun spiral has 6 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (7) spiral

(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)

3. spiral

(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")

6. spiral

(flying downward in a helical path with a large radius)

Overview of verb spiral

The verb spiral has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (2) 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")

2. spiral

(form a spiral; "The path spirals up the mountain")

3. corkscrew, spiral

(move in a spiral or zigzag course)

Overview of adj spiral

The adj spiral has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. coiling, helical, spiral, spiraling, volute, voluted, whorled, turbinate

(in the shape of a coil) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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