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1. spiral

noun. ['ˈspaɪrəl'] a plane curve traced by a point circling about the center but at increasing distances from the center.

Synonyms

  • curve

Antonyms

  • cool
  • curdle

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Example sentences of the word spiral


1. Adjective
In plants, one easily recognizable spiral pattern is in the arrangement of seeds on a sunflower head.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The leaves are fan or feather-like arranged in a spiral at the top of the tree.

Quotes containing the word spiral


1. I miss her like 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, and 5 misses 8. When we made love, our two bodies formed one spiral that seemed to cycle to the sky.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

2. Never worry alone. When anxiety grabs my mind, it is self-perpetuating. Worrisome thoughts reproduce faster than rabbits, so one of the most powerful ways to stop the spiral of worry is simply to disclose my worry to a friend... The simple act of reassurance from another human being [becomes] a tool of the Spirit to cast out fear -- because peace and fear are both contagious.
- John Ortberg Jr., The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God's Best Version of You

3. Past humanity is not only implicit in each new man born but is contained in him. Humanity is an ever-widening spiral and life is the beam that plays briefly on each succeeding ring. All humanity from its beginning to its end is already present but the beam has not yet played beyond you.
- Flann O'Brien, The Third Policeman

2. spiral

verb. ['ˈspaɪrəl'] to wind or move in a spiral course.

Synonyms

  • turn
  • gyrate

Antonyms

  • homogenise
  • reduce
  • engage

3. spiral

noun. ['ˈspaɪrəl'] a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops.

Synonyms

  • hank
  • volute
  • whorl
  • helix
  • construction
  • coil

Antonyms

  • unbend
  • straighten
  • heat
  • relax

4. spiral

noun. ['ˈspaɪrəl'] a curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle.

Synonyms

  • curve
  • helix
  • double helix

Antonyms

  • get well
  • close
  • fall asleep
  • acidify

5. spiral

noun. ['ˈspaɪrəl'] flying downward in a helical path with a large radius.

Synonyms

  • rotary motion

Antonyms

  • uncoil
  • curliness

6. spiral

noun. ['ˈspaɪrəl'] a continuously accelerating change in the economy.

Synonyms

  • inflationary spiral
  • economic process

Antonyms

  • inflationary spiral
  • die
  • demulsify

7. spiral

verb. ['ˈspaɪrəl'] move in a spiral or zigzag course.

Synonyms

  • turn

Antonyms

  • be born
  • freeze

8. spiral

adjective. ['ˈspaɪrəl'] in the shape of a coil.

Synonyms

  • coiled
  • volute
  • voluted
  • coiling
  • spiraling
  • helical
  • whorled

Antonyms

  • acyclic
  • natural object
  • disassembly
  • misconstruction

9. spiral

noun. ['ˈspaɪrəl'] ornament consisting of a curve on a plane that winds around a center with an increasing distance from the center.

Synonyms

  • volute
  • ornamentation
  • decoration

Antonyms

  • boil
  • open
  • alkalize
  • nitrify

10. spiral

verb. ['ˈspaɪrəl'] form a spiral.

Synonyms

  • curve
  • twist

Antonyms

  • gain
  • better
  • worsen
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