Definition of spiral

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • spiral is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 8
  • spiral is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 8
  • spiral is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 10

Definition of spiral


  • a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. coil
    2. helix
    3. volute
    4. whorl
  • a curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. helix
  • ornament consisting of a curve on a plane that winds around a center with an increasing distance from the center (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. volute
  • move in a spiral or zigzag course (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. corkscrew
  • to wind or move in a spiral course (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. coil
    2. gyrate
  • in the shape of a coil (adjective)

    Synonyms

    1. coiling
    2. helical
    3. spiraling
    4. turbinate
    5. volute
    6. voluted
    7. whorled
  • a continuously accelerating change in the economy (noun)
  • a plane curve traced by a point circling about the center but at increasing distances from the center (noun)
  • flying downward in a helical path with a large radius (noun)
  • form a spiral (verb)

    Examples

    1. The path spirals up the mountain

See definition of spiral in Merriam Webster

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