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1. gyre

noun. a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals).

Synonyms

  • coil
  • curlicue
  • scroll
  • verticil
  • round shape
  • whorl
  • curl
  • ringlet
  • calyx
  • roll

Antonyms

  • uncoil
  • unbend
  • straighten
  • repel

Etymology

  • gyrus (Latin)
  • γῦρος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Example sentences of the word gyre


1. Noun, singular or mass
The destruction of the first stanza must stand for something, and Yeats sees it as heralding a new epoch, or gyre.

2. Adjective
The answer again, according to the structure and rules inherent in English grammar, are "gyre" and "gimble", introduced by "did."

3. Verb, base form
What could "gyre" and "gimble" mean?

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