Associations to the word «Spiral»


SPIRAL, noun. (geometry) A curve that is the locus of a point that rotates about a fixed point while continuously increasing its distance from that point.
SPIRAL, noun. (informal) A helix.
SPIRAL, noun. A self-sustaining process with a lot of momentum involved, so it is difficult to accelerate or stop it at once.
SPIRAL, adjective. Helical, like a spiral
SPIRAL, verb. (intransitive) To move along the path of a spiral or helix.
SPIRAL, verb. (transitive) To cause something to spiral.
SPIRAL, verb. (figuratively) (intransitive) To increase continually.
SPIRAL ARM, noun. (astronomy) A section of a spiral galaxy that coils out from the centre
SPIRAL ARMS, noun. Plural of spiral arm
SPIRAL DANCE, noun. A neo-pagan group dance emphasizing community and rebirth.
SPIRAL DRAGN, noun. (galaxy) a spiral galaxy which contains a DRAGN
SPIRAL DRAGNS, noun. Plural of spiral DRAGN
SPIRAL GALAXIES, noun. Plural of spiral galaxy
SPIRAL GALAXY, noun. (galaxy) A galaxy having a number of arms of younger stars that spiral out from the centre containing older ones
SPIRAL GINGER, noun. A Costa Rican tropical plant distantly related to ginger, Costus barbatus, which is grown for its showy red flowerheads.
SPIRAL GINGERS, noun. Plural of spiral ginger
SPIRAL NEBULA, noun. (astronomy) a spiral-shaped nebula
SPIRAL NEBULA, noun. (astronomy) (obsolete) a spiral-shaped white nebula; these were generally determined to be spiral galaxies in the 20th century
SPIRAL OF ARCHIMEDES, noun. (mathematics) A spiral that increases in distance from the point of origin at a constant rate.
SPIRAL PASS, noun. (sports) A long pass in American football or rugby in which the ball is given a brisk spin (about its longitudinal axis) as it is thrown so that it travels in a smooth arc without tumbling or wobbling.
SPIRAL PASSES, noun. Plural of spiral pass
SPIRAL STAIRCASE, noun. A staircase in the form of a helix.
SPIRAL STAIRCASES, noun. Plural of spiral staircase
SPIRAL WRACK, noun. A species of seaweed, Fucus spiralis, living on the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America.

Dictionary definition

SPIRAL, noun. A plane curve traced by a point circling about the center but at increasing distances from the center.
SPIRAL, noun. A curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle.
SPIRAL, noun. A continuously accelerating change in the economy.
SPIRAL, noun. Ornament consisting of a curve on a plane that winds around a center with an increasing distance from the center.
SPIRAL, noun. A structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops; "a coil of rope".
SPIRAL, noun. Flying downward in a helical path with a large radius.
SPIRAL, 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".
SPIRAL, verb. Form a spiral; "The path spirals up the mountain".
SPIRAL, verb. Move in a spiral or zigzag course.
SPIRAL, adjective. In the shape of a coil.

Wise words

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
Martin Luther King Jr.