Dictionary Results for coil


1. coil - noun

· a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops; "a coil of rope"

Synonym(s): spiral, volute, whorl, helix

Hypernym(s): structure, construction




2. coil - noun

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

Synonym(s): whorl, roll, curl, curlicue, ringlet, gyre, scroll

Hypernym(s): round_shape




3. coil - noun

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

Hypernym(s): transformer




4. coil - noun

· a contraceptive device placed inside a woman's womb

Hypernym(s): contraceptive, preventive, preventative, contraceptive_device, prophylactic_device, birth_control_device




5. coil - noun

· tubing that is wound in a spiral

Hypernym(s): tube, tubing




6. coil - noun

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

Hypernym(s): reactor




7. 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"

Synonym(s): gyrate, spiral

Hypernym(s): turn




8. coil - verb

· make without a potter's wheel; "This famous potter hand-builds all of her vessels"

Synonym(s): handbuild, hand-build

Hypernym(s): shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge




9. coil - verb

· wind around something in coils or loops

Synonym(s): loop, curl

Hypernym(s): wind, wrap, roll, twine

Antonym(s): uncoil





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