Definitions of spiral

  1. move in a spiral or zigzag course
  2. form a spiral; " The path spirals up the mountain"
  3. flying downward in a helical path with a large radius
  4. a plane curve traced by a point circling about the center but at ever- greater distances from it
  5. A curve or curved line moving continually from or toward the center about which it revolves.
  6. A spiral line: a curve which continually recedes from a centre about which it revolves: a screw.
  7. Anything of spiral form.
  8. A curve which continually recedes from a centre, round which it revolves.
  9. Winding or circling round a center or pole and gradually receding from it; as, the spiral curve of a watch spring.
  10. Winding round a cylinder or imaginary axis, and at the same time rising or advancing forward; winding like the thread of a screw; helical.
  11. Of or pertaining to a spiral; like a spiral.
  12. A plane curve, not reentrant, described by a point, called the generatrix, moving along a straight line according to a mathematical law, while the line is revolving about a fixed point called the pole. Cf. Helix.
  13. Anything which has a spiral form, as a spiral shell.
  14. Winding around a center and gradually receding from it; winding and going forward, like the thread of a screw; winding in a cone.
  15. Pertaining to or like a spire: winding like the thread of a screw.
  16. Like a spire; winding like the thread of a screw.
  17. Spirally.
  18. Winding and receding from a center; winding and advancing.
  19. Winding like a screw; pointed like a spire.
  20. Winding like a screw.
  21. Winding, like a screw ; leaves alternately placed; flower with spirally inserted parts.
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