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Adjective
/ˈspīrəl/,
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Winding in a continuous and gradually widening (or tightening) curve, either around a central point on a flat plane or about an axis so as to form a cone,
  1. Winding in a continuous and gradually widening (or tightening) curve, either around a central point on a flat plane or about an axis so as to form a cone
    • - a spiral pattern
  2. Winding in a continuous curve of constant diameter about a central axis, as though along a cylinder; helical

  3. (of a staircase) Constantly turning in one direction as it rises, around a solid or open center

  4. (of a fracture) Curving around a long bone lengthwise

Verb
  1. Move in a spiral course
    • - a wisp of smoke spiraled up from the trees
  2. Cause to have a spiral shape or follow a spiral course
    • - spiral the bandage around the injured limb
  3. Show a continuous and dramatic increase
    • - inflation continued to spiral
    • - he needed to relax after the spiraling tensions of the day
  4. Decrease or deteriorate continuously
    • - he expects the figures to spiral down further
Noun
  1. A spiral curve, shape, or pattern
    • - he spotted a spiral of smoke
  2. A spiral spring

  3. A progressive rise or fall of prices, wages, etc., each responding to an upward or downward stimulus provided by a previous one
    • - an inflationary spiral
  4. A process of deterioration through the continuous increase or decrease of a specified feature
    • - a downward spiral of sex and drink
  5. A pass or kick that moves smoothly through the air while spinning on its long axis


  1. a plane curve traced by a point circling about the center but at increasing distances from the center
  2. coiling: in the shape of a coil
  3. gyrate: 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"
  4. form a spiral; "The path spirals up the mountain"
  5. helix: a curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle
  6. a continuously accelerating change in the economy
  7. Spiral (Spirala) is a 1978 Polish drama film directed by Krzysztof Zanussi. It was entered into the 1978 Cannes Film Festival.
  8. Spiral is a 2007 psychological thriller produced by Coattails Entertainment and Ariescope Pictures. The film stars Joel David Moore, Amber Tamblyn, Zachary Levi, and Tricia Helfer. Spiral was co-directed by Moore and Adam Green. ...
  9. Spiral is a 1977 album by the Greek artist Vangelis. The sleeve design was by Vangelis himself (mentioned on the cover). The recording engineer was Keith Spencer-Allen, assisted by Marlis Duncklau.
  10. The Spiral is a bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton track located in Iizuna village, located north of Nagano, Japan. ...
  11. "Spiral" is the 20th episode of season 5 of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
  12. Spiral is a building by architect Fumihiko Maki in Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan. It was commissioned by lingerie company Wacoal and was completed in 1985. It is a multi-use building, with gallery space, multipurpose hall, cafe, restaurant and bar, salon, and shops. ...
  13. A curve that is the locus of a point that rotates about a fixed point while continuously increasing its distance from that point; A helix; To move along the path of a spiral or helix; To increase continually; helical, like a spiral
  14. (Spiralness) galaxies range from E, through S0, through the other spirals, to Im.
  15. (SPIRALS) These may be clockwise or anticlockwise in direction of flow. They are formed by a line spiralling either in towards or out from a point. There can be differing numbers of coils but they are generally of uneven number, the most common being seven. ...
  16. (Spirals) Equipment used in the washing of coal; used to separate fine waste from a fine coal/waste mixture.
  17. Spirals are body jewelry that are typically used in belly button piercings
  18. a ball passed or kicked with a spin which propels it further with more accuracy; the ball points the same direction throughout its flight.
  19. A spiral is a glide on long edges in arabesque position in which the free leg is held equal to or higher than hip levels.
  20. a method of applying reinforcement in which there is not interlacing between individual strands of the reinforcement.
  21. A perfectly thrown football, which is evidenced by the tight spin on the ball after it is thrown.
  22. of leaves or floral organs, borne singly at different levels on the axis, but not in a single vertical line; leaves borne spirally are said to be alternate on the stem. Fig.2 A. cf. whorled, alternate.
  23. Winding or circling round a center or pole and gradually receding from it; as, the spiral curve of a watch spring.
  24. The spin on the ball in flight after the quarterback releases it.
  25. The path of a point (generally plane) which moves round an axis while continually approaching it or receding from it; also often used for a helix, which is generated by compounding a circular motion with one in a straight line. ...