Synonyms for (noun) coil

Synonyms: coil, spiral, helix, whorl, volute

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

Usage: a coil of rope

Similar words: structure, construction

Definition: a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts

Usage: the structure consisted of a series of arches; she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons


Synonyms: coil

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

Similar words: reactor

Definition: an electrical device used to introduce reactance into a circuit


Synonyms: coil

Definition: tubing that is wound in a spiral

Similar words: tube, tubing

Definition: conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases


Synonyms: coil

Definition: a contraceptive device placed inside a woman's womb

Similar words: contraceptive, contraceptive device, birth control device, prophylactic device, preventative, preventive

Definition: an agent or device intended to prevent conception


Synonyms: coil

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

Similar words: transformer

Definition: an electrical device by which alternating current of one voltage is changed to another voltage


Synonyms: curl, curlicue, coil, gyre, whorl, ringlet, scroll, roll

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

Similar words: round shape

Definition: a shape that is curved and without sharp angles

Synonyms for (verb) coil

Synonyms: curl, coil, loop

Definition: wind around something in coils or loops

Similar words: wind, wrap, twine, roll

Definition: arrange or or coil around

Usage: roll your hair around your finger; Twine the thread around the spool; She wrapped her arms around the child


Synonyms: coil, hand-build, handbuild

Definition: make without a potter's wheel

Usage: This famous potter hand-builds all of her vessels

Similar words: forge, form, mold, mould, shape, work

Definition: make something, usually for a specific function

Usage: She molded the rice balls carefully; Form cylinders from the dough; shape a figure; Work the metal into a sword


Synonyms: gyrate, spiral, coil

Definition: to wind or move in a spiral course

Usage: 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

Similar words: turn

Definition: change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

Usage: Turn towards me; The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face; She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs