Definitions of coil

  1. To wind.
  2. To wind spirally.
  3. To gather together, or wind in rings as a rope, a serpent.
  4. To wind into rings.
  5. make without a wheel; of pottery
  6. To gather or wind round into a ring, as a rope or a serpent.
  7. To gather or wind into a circular heap, as a rope or serpent.
  8. reactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit
  9. tubing that is wound in a spiral
  10. a transformer that supplies high voltage to spark plugs in a gasoline engine
  11. a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles
  12. make without a potter's wheel; " This famous potter hand- builds all of her vessels"
  13. To wind cylindrically or spirally; as, to coil a rope when not in use; the snake coiled itself before springing.
  14. To encircle and hold with, or as with, coils.
  15. To wind itself cylindrically or spirally; to form a coil; to wind; -- often with about or around.
  16. A ring, series of rings, or spiral, into which a rope, or other like thing, is wound.
  17. Fig.: Entanglement; toil; mesh; perplexity.
  18. A series of connected pipes in rows or layers, as in a steam heating apparatus.
  19. A noise, tumult, bustle, or confusion.
  20. A rope gathered into a ring; anything like it; a spiral; a series of connected pipes in windings, layers, etc., a continuous spiral of conducting material.
  21. One of the rings into which a rope is gathered.
  22. Ring into which a flexible body is wound; confusion; noise.
  23. A ring or spiral; perplexity.
  24. Confusion or tumult; turmoil.
  25. Trouble; turmoil.
  26. A rope gathered into a circular heap.