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Definition 1: flying downward in a helical path with a large radius - [noun denoting act]

(spiral is a kind of ...) the act of rotating as if on an axis

"the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music"

Definition 2: a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where spiral or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a coil of rope

Synonyms for spiral in the sense of this definition

(spiral is a kind of ...) a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts

"the structure consisted of a series of arches" "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"

(... is a kind of spiral ) a coil of rope or wool or yarn

Definition 3: ornament consisting of a curve on a plane that winds around a center with an increasing distance from the center - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for spiral in the sense of this definition

(spiral is a kind of ...) something used to beautify

Definition 4: a continuously accelerating change in the economy - [noun denoting process]

(spiral is a kind of ...) any process affecting the production and development and management of material wealth

(... is a kind of spiral ) an episode of inflation in which prices and wages increase at an increasing rate and currency rapidly loses value

(... is a kind of spiral ) an episode of deflation in which prices and wages decrease at an increasing rate and currency gains in value

Definition 5: a plane curve traced by a point circling about the center but at increasing distances from the center - [noun denoting shape]

(spiral is a kind of ...) the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes

Definition 6: a curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for spiral in the sense of this definition

(spiral is a kind of ...) the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes

(... is a kind of spiral ) a pair of parallel helices intertwined about a common axis

"the shape of the DNA molecule is a double helix"

Definition 7: to wind or move in a spiral course - [verb of motion]

Samples where spiral or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for spiral in the sense of this definition

(spiral is a kind of ...) change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

"Turn towards me" "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face" "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"

Definition 8: move in a spiral or zigzag course - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for spiral in the sense of this definition

(spiral is a kind of ...) change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

"Turn towards me" "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face" "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"

Definition 9: form a spiral - [verb of stative]

Samples where spiral or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The path spirals up the mountain

(spiral is a kind of ...) extend in curves and turns

"The road winds around the lake" "the path twisted through the forest"

Definition 10: in the shape of a coil - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for spiral in the sense of this definition

(spiral is similar to ...) curled or wound (especially in concentric rings or spirals)

"a coiled snake ready to strike" "the rope lay coiled on the deck"

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