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Synonyms for spiral
ˈspaɪ rəlspi·ral

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Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. spiralnoun

    a plane curve traced by a point circling about the center but at increasing distances from the center

    coil, helix, whorl, volute

    uncoiled, straight

  2. helix, spiralnoun

    a curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle

    whorl, genus Helix, coil, volute, helix

    straight, uncoiled

  3. spiralnoun

    a continuously accelerating change in the economy

    coil, helix, whorl, volute

    straight, uncoiled

  4. spiral, volutenoun

    ornament consisting of a curve on a plane that winds around a center with an increasing distance from the center

    coil, helix, whorl, volute

    straight, uncoiled

  5. coil, spiral, volute, whorl, helixnoun

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

    "a coil of rope"

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

    straight, uncoiled

  6. spiraladjective

    flying downward in a helical path with a large radius

    coil, helix, whorl, volute

    straight, uncoiled

  7. coiling, helical, spiral, spiraling, volute, voluted, whorled, turbinateverb

    in the shape of a coil

    coiling, volute, helical, whorled, spiraling, turbinate, verticillated, voluted, verticillate

    straight, uncoiled

  8. gyrate, spiral, coilverb

    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, coil, curl, whirl, loop, spin, corkscrew, gyrate, spin around

    uncoiled, straight

  9. spiralverb

    form a spiral

    "The path spirals up the mountain"

    coil, corkscrew, gyrate

    uncoiled, straight

  10. corkscrew, spiralverb

    move in a spiral or zigzag course

    corkscrew, coil, gyrate

    straight, uncoiled

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. spiraladjective

    winding (like the thread of a screw), cochleary, cochleated, spiry, helical, screw-shaped

  2. spiralnoun

    helix, worm

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. spiraladjective

    winding, cochleate, helical, turbinated, helicoid

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "spiral":

    spiralling, escalation, swirl, cycle, circle, maelstrom, escalating

Nicknames0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of known nicknames for "Spiràl":


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How to use spiral in a sentence?

  1. Christopher Stokes:

    For the Ebola outbreak to spiral this far out of control required many institutions to fail, and they did, with tragic and avoidable consequences.

  2. Vaclav Havel:

    Modern man must descend the spiral of his own absurdity to the lowest point only then can he look beyond it. It is obviously impossible to get around it, jump over it, or simply avoid it.

  3. John Koenig:

    As a kid you run around so fast, the world around you seems to stand still. A summer vacation can stretch on for an eternity. With each birthday we circle back and cross the same point around the sun. We wish each other 'many happy returns.' But soon you feel the circle begin to tighten, and you realize it’s a spiral, and you’re already halfway through...

  4. Vanna Bonta:

    Looking up and out, how can we not respect this ever-vigilant cognizance that distinguishes us: the capability to envision, to dream, and to invent? the ability to ponder ourselves? and be aware of our existence on the outer arm of a spiral galaxy in an immeasurable ocean of stars? Cognizance is our crest.

  5. The Belgian central bank chief:

    In this context, the purchase of sovereign bonds could prove to be an effective tool, since the beginning of 2014, we have systematically underestimated deflationary effects...if we were to find ourselves at the beginning of next year with negative inflation and fall into a deflationary spiral, the effects on the behavior of households and businesses could be very negative.

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