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Meaning of COIL

Pronunciation:  koyl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops; "a coil of rope"
  2. [n]  reactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit
  3. [n]  tubing that is wound in a spiral
  4. [n]  a contraceptive device placed inside a woman's womb
  5. [n]  a transformer that supplies high voltage to spark plugs in a gasoline engine
  6. [n]  a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles
  7. [v]  wind around something in coils or loops
  8. [v]  make without a wheel; of pottery
  9. [v]  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"

COIL is a 4 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: curl, curl, curlicue, gyrate, gyre, handbuild, helix, loop, ringlet, roll, scroll, spiral, spiral, volute, whorl, whorl
 Antonyms: uncoil
 See Also: armature, astatic coils, birth control device, calyx, choke, choke coil, choking coil, condenser, construction, contraceptive, contraceptive device, corolla, field coil, field winding, forge, form, hank, head, induction coil, mold, mould, preventative, preventive, primary, primary coil, primary winding, prophylactic device, reactor, read/write head, roll, round shape, secondary, secondary coil, secondary winding, shape, solenoid, structure, tickler coil, transformer, tube, tubing, turn, twine, verticil, wind, work, wrap



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Coil\ (koil), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Coiled} (koild); p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Coiling}.] [OF. coillir, F. cueillir, to collect,
    gather together, L. coligere; col- + legere to gather. See
    {Legend}, and cf. {Cull}, v. t., {Collect}.]
    1. To wind cylindrically or spirally; as, to coil a rope when
       not in use; the snake coiled itself before springing.
    2. To encircle and hold with, or as with, coils. [Obs. or R.]
       --T. Edwards.
  2. \Coil\, v. i.
    To wind itself cylindrically or spirally; to form a coil; to
    wind; -- often with about or around.
          You can see his flery serpents . . . Coiting, playing
          in the water.                            --Longfellow.
  3. \Coil\, n.
    1. A ring, series of rings, or spiral, into which a rope, or
       other like thing, is wound.
             The wild grapevines that twisted their coils from
             trec to tree.                         --W. Irving.
    2. Fig.: Entanglement; toil; mesh; perplexity.
    3. A series of connected pipes in rows or layers, as in a
       steam heating apparatus.
    {Induction coil}. (Elec.) See under {Induction}.
    {Ruhmkorff's coil} (Elec.), an induction coil, sometimes so
       called from Ruhmkorff, a prominent manufacturer of the
  4. \Coil\, n. [Of Celtic origin; cf. Gael. goil fume, rage.]
    A noise, tumult, bustle, or confusion. [Obs.] --Shak.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: bolt, braid, brouhaha, bun, chignon, circles, cirrus, coil, corkscrew, crimp, crisp, cue, curl, curlicue, entwine, enwrap, evolute, foofaraw, furore, gyre, helix, involute, kink, knot, loop, part, piece, pigtail, plait, portion, queue, rattail, revolve, ringlet, roll, rotate, ruckus, rumpus, run, screw, scroll, shindig, shindy, snake, spiral, strip, swirl, tail, tendril, topknot, turn, twine, twirl, twist, uproar, volute, volution, vortex, whirl, whorl, wind, wrap, wreathe