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Synonyms for coil

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. coil, spiral, volute, whorl, helix(noun)

    a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops

    "a coil of rope"

    lock, genus Helix, gyre, volute, roll, ringlet, spiral, helix, curl, scroll, whorl, curlicue


  2. coil, whorl, roll, curl, curlicue, ringlet, gyre, scroll(noun)

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

    curl, scroll, curlicue, bankroll, pealing, cast, helix, paradiddle, rolling wave, drum roll, peal, ringlet butterfly, axial rotation, roll, volute, spiral, ringlet, roster, bowl, squiggle, lock, axial motion, whorl, gyre, rolling, roller, bun


  3. coil(noun)

    a transformer that supplies high voltage to spark plugs in a gasoline engine

    gyre, volute, roll, ringlet, spiral, helix, curl, scroll, whorl, curlicue


  4. coil(noun)

    a contraceptive device placed inside a woman's womb

    gyre, volute, roll, ringlet, spiral, helix, curl, scroll, whorl, curlicue


  5. coil(noun)

    tubing that is wound in a spiral

    gyre, volute, roll, ringlet, spiral, helix, curl, scroll, whorl, curlicue


  6. coil(verb)

    reactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit

    gyre, volute, roll, ringlet, spiral, helix, curl, scroll, whorl, curlicue


  7. gyrate, spiral, coil(verb)

    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"

    hand-build, reel, handbuild, curl, whirl, loop, spin, corkscrew, spiral, gyrate, spin around


  8. handbuild, hand-build, coil(verb)

    make without a potter's wheel

    "This famous potter hand-builds all of her vessels"

    hand-build, handbuild, loop, spiral, curl, gyrate


  9. coil, loop, curl(verb)

    wind around something in coils or loops

    kink, hand-build, handbuild, intertwine, loop, curl up, draw in, wave, spiral, gyrate, curl, curve


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. coil(v. a.)

    gather into a coil

  2. coil(n.)

    convolution, BIGHT, circular heap

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. coil(n)

    convolution, intervolution, entanglement, toil, mesh, perplexity, querl

  2. coil(v)

    convolve, intervolve

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    reel, reels, spire, roll, coils, spool, winding, helical

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How to use coil in a sentence?

  1. Salem Police Lieutenant Steve Burr:

    This was a new one for me, i had to look up Tesla coil on Wikipedia this morning.

  2. William Shakespeare:

    To be, or not to be that is the question Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them To die to sleep No more and by a sleep to say we end The heartache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to,--'t is a consummation Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep To sleep perchance to dream ay, there's the rub For in that sleep of death what dreams may come, When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause there's the respect That makes calamity of so long life For who would bear the whips and scorns of time, The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely, The pangs of despised love, the law's delay, The insolence of office and the spurns That patient merit of the unworthy takes, When he himself might his quietus make With a bare bodkin who would fardels bear, To grunt and sweat under a weary life, But that the dread of something after death, The undiscover'd country from whose bourn No traveller returns, puzzles the will And makes us rather bear those ills we have Than fly to others that we know not of Thus conscience does make cowards of us all And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought, And enterprises of great pith and moment With this regard their currents turn awry, And lose the name of action.

  3. Edith Wharton:

    I wonder, among all the tangles of this mortal coil, which one contains tighter knots to undo, and consequently suggests more tugging, and pain, and diversified elements of misery, than the marriage tie.

  4. Carolyn Brockington:

    Think of [the aneurysm] like a balloon coming off the wall of the artery. On the neck of the balloon they put a small clip in so blood can’t go into the aneurysm, which means the balloon will deflate, the more newer approach is an endovascular approach using an angiogram. They go into the balloon itself and fill the balloon with small coil so blood can’t go into the balloon, and therefore the aneurysm deflates.

  5. Puneet Paliwal:

    The company claims that it will ramp up production to completely substitute imports within an year, thus, imposition of trade barriers (both Iran import tariffs and U.S. sanctions), alongside fresh domestic production in Iran, is likely to result in a sharp reduction in HR coil imports from the CIS nations.

Translations for coil

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  • ملف, وشيعةArabic
  • намотка, намотавам, навивам, спирала, бобина, навивкаBulgarian
  • cívkaCzech
  • Spule, Windung, Wickel, Spirale, RolleGerman
  • σπείρα, κουλουριάζω, περιελίσσω, κουλούρα, περισπειρώ, κολπικό διάφραγμα, θόρυβος, πηνίοGreek
  • DIU, espiral, bobina, héliceSpanish
  • mähis, spiraal, keerd, poolEstonian
  • kierukka, kiertää, vyyhti, vyyhtiä, kela, käämiä, keriä, käämiFinnish
  • enbobiner, bobine, spire, stérilet, enroulerFrench
  • lùbScottish Gaelic
  • կոճArmenian
  • verri, spóla, spírallIcelandic
  • spirale, bobinaItalian
  • סלילHebrew
  • コイル, 渦状, とぐろ, 螺旋Japanese
  • ritulisLatvian
  • pōkaiMāori
  • opwinden, spoel, veer, spiraal, oprollen, rumoerDutch
  • zwój, cewkaPolish
  • DIU, enrolar, bobina, cordaPortuguese
  • шпулька, катушка, внутриматочная спираль, хлопоты, свёртывать, кольцо, суета, наматывать, виток, суматоха, спираль, шум, бобина, беспорядокRussian
  • tuljavaSlovene
  • spoleSwedish

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