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English noun: coil

1. coil (artifact) a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops


SamplesA coil of rope.


Synonymshelix, spiral, volute, whorl


Broader (hypernym)construction, structure


Narrower (hyponym)hank

2. coil (shape) a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)


Synonymscurl, curlicue, gyre, ringlet, roll, scroll, whorl


Broader (hypernym)round shape


Narrower (hyponym)calyx, corolla, verticil

3. coil (artifact) a transformer that supplies high voltage to spark plugs in a gasoline engine


Broader (hypernym)transformer

4. coil (artifact) a contraceptive device placed inside a woman's womb


Broader (hypernym)birth control device, contraceptive, contraceptive device, preventative, preventive, prophylactic device

5. coil (artifact) tubing that is wound in a spiral


Broader (hypernym)tube, tubing


Narrower (hyponym)condenser

6. coil (artifact) reactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit


Broader (hypernym)reactor


Narrower (hyponym)armature, astatic coils, choke, choke coil, choking coil, field coil, field winding, head, induction coil, primary, primary coil, primary winding, read/write head, secondary, secondary coil, secondary winding, solenoid, tickler coil


English verb: coil

1. coil (motion) to wind or move in a spiral course


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsgyrate, spiral


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)turn

2. coil (creation) make without a potter's wheel


SamplesThis famous potter hand-builds all of her vessels.


Synonymshand-build, handbuild


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)forge, form, mold, mould, shape, work

3. coil (contact) wind around something in coils or loops


ExamplesThey coil the wire around the stick, The wires coil around the stick


Synonymscurl, loop


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)roll, twine, wind, wrap


Antonymsuncoil









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