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coil 1

 (koil)
n.
1.
a. A series of connected spirals or concentric rings formed by gathering or winding: a coil of rope; long coils of hair.
b. An individual spiral or ring within such a series.
2. A spiral pipe or series of spiral pipes, as in a radiator.
3. Electricity
a. A wound spiral of two or more turns of insulated wire, used to introduce inductance into a circuit.
b. Any of various devices of which such a spiral is the major component.
4. A roll of postage stamps prepared for use in a vending machine.
v. coiled, coil·ing, coils
v.tr.
1. To wind in concentric rings or spirals.
2. To wind into a shape resembling a coil.
v.intr.
1. To form concentric rings or spirals.
2. To move in a spiral course: black smoke coiling up into the sky.

[Probably from obsolete French coillir, to gather up, from Latin colligere; see collect1.]

coil′er n.

coil 2

 (koil)
n.
A disturbance; a fuss.

[Origin unknown.]

coil

(kɔɪl)
vb
1. to wind or gather (ropes, hair, etc) into loops or (of rope, hair, etc) to be formed in such loops
2. (intr) to move in a winding course
n
3. something wound in a connected series of loops
4. a single loop of such a series
5. an arrangement of pipes in a spiral or loop, as in a condenser
6. (Electronics) an electrical conductor wound into the form of a spiral, sometimes with a soft iron core, to provide inductance or a magnetic field. See also induction coil
7. (Gynaecology & Obstetrics) an intrauterine contraceptive device in the shape of a coil
8. (Automotive Engineering) the transformer in a petrol engine that supplies the high voltage to the sparking plugs
[C16: from Old French coillir to collect together; see cull]
ˈcoiler n

coil

(kɔɪl)
n
the troubles and activities of the world (in the Shakespearean phrase this mortal coil)
[C16: of unknown origin]

coil1

(kɔɪl)

v.t.
1. to wind into continuous rings one above the other or one around the other.
2. to gather (rope, wire, etc.) into loops: Coil the garden hose and hang it up.
v.i.
3. to form rings, spirals, etc.
4. to follow a winding course.
n.
5. a series of spirals or rings into which something is wound: a coil of rope.
6. a single such ring.
7. an arrangement of pipes, coiled or in a series, as in a radiator.
8. a continuous pipe having inlet and outlet, or flow and return ends.
10.
a. an electrical conductor, as a copper wire, wound up in a spiral or other form.
b. a device composed essentially of such a conductor.
11. a stamp issued in a rolled strip, usu. perforated vertically or horizontally only.
[1605–15; perhaps variant of cull]

coil2

(kɔɪl)

n.
1. a noisy disturbance; commotion.
2. trouble; ado.
[1560–70; orig. uncertain]

Coil

 a series of rings; a selection; a spiral; connected pipes in rows or layers.
Examples: coil of hair, 1888; of hay, 1800; of lace, 1858; of lava, 1869; of men, women, and children, 1856; of proper men, 1574; of bubbling springs, 1816; of teal [in flight].

coil


Past participle: coiled
Gerund: coiling

Imperative
coil
coil
Present
I coil
you coil
he/she/it coils
we coil
you coil
they coil
Preterite
I coiled
you coiled
he/she/it coiled
we coiled
you coiled
they coiled
Present Continuous
I am coiling
you are coiling
he/she/it is coiling
we are coiling
you are coiling
they are coiling
Present Perfect
I have coiled
you have coiled
he/she/it has coiled
we have coiled
you have coiled
they have coiled
Past Continuous
I was coiling
you were coiling
he/she/it was coiling
we were coiling
you were coiling
they were coiling
Past Perfect
I had coiled
you had coiled
he/she/it had coiled
we had coiled
you had coiled
they had coiled
Future
I will coil
you will coil
he/she/it will coil
we will coil
you will coil
they will coil
Future Perfect
I will have coiled
you will have coiled
he/she/it will have coiled
we will have coiled
you will have coiled
they will have coiled
Future Continuous
I will be coiling
you will be coiling
he/she/it will be coiling
we will be coiling
you will be coiling
they will be coiling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been coiling
you have been coiling
he/she/it has been coiling
we have been coiling
you have been coiling
they have been coiling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been coiling
you will have been coiling
he/she/it will have been coiling
we will have been coiling
you will have been coiling
they will have been coiling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been coiling
you had been coiling
he/she/it had been coiling
we had been coiling
you had been coiling
they had been coiling
Conditional
I would coil
you would coil
he/she/it would coil
we would coil
you would coil
they would coil
Past Conditional
I would have coiled
you would have coiled
he/she/it would have coiled
we would have coiled
you would have coiled
they would have coiled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coil - a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loopscoil - a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops; "a coil of rope"
hank - a coil of rope or wool or yarn
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
2.coil - a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)coil - a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
corolla - (botany) the whorl of petals of a flower that collectively form an inner floral envelope or layer of the perianth; "we cultivate the flower for its corolla"
calyx - (botany) the whorl of sepals of a flower collectively forming the outer floral envelope or layer of the perianth enclosing and supporting the developing bud; usually green
round shape - a shape that is curved and without sharp angles
verticil - a whorl of leaves growing around a stem
3.coil - a transformer that supplies high voltage to spark plugs in a gasoline engine
transformer - an electrical device by which alternating current of one voltage is changed to another voltage
4.coil - a contraceptive device placed inside a woman's womb
5.coil - tubing that is wound in a spiral
condenser - a hollow coil that condenses by abstracting heat
tube, tubing - conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases
6.coil - reactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit
armature - coil in which voltage is induced by motion through a magnetic field
astatic coils - an arrangement of coils used in sensitive electrical instruments; the coils are arranged to give zero resultant external magnetic field when a current passes through them and to have zero electromotive force induced in them by an external magnetic field
choke, choke coil, choking coil - a coil of low resistance and high inductance used in electrical circuits to pass direct current and attenuate alternating current
field coil, field winding - the electric coil around a field magnet that produces the magneto motive force to set up the flux in an electric machine
induction coil - a coil for producing a high voltage from a low-voltage source
primary coil, primary winding, primary - coil forming the part of an electrical circuit such that changing current in it induces a current in a neighboring circuit; "current through the primary coil induces current in the secondary coil"
reactor - an electrical device used to introduce reactance into a circuit
read/write head, head - (computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk
secondary coil, secondary winding, secondary - coil such that current is induced in it by passing a current through the primary coil
solenoid - a coil of wire around an iron core; becomes a magnet when current passes through the coil
tickler coil - a small coil in series with the anode of a vacuum tube and coupled to the grid to provide feedback
Verb1.coil - 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"
turn - change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "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"
2.coil - make without a potter's wheel; "This famous potter hand-builds all of her vessels"
shape, mould, mold, form, forge, work - make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded the rice balls carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword"
3.coil - wind around something in coils or loops
twine, wrap, wind, roll - arrange or or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool"; "She wrapped her arms around the child"
uncoil - unwind or untwist

coil

noun
1. loop, twist, curl, spiral, twirl Tod slung the coil of rope over his shoulder.
verb
1. wind, twist, curl, loop, spiral, twine He turned off the water and began to coil the hose.
2. curl, wind, twist, snake, loop, entwine, twine, wreathe, convolute A python had coiled itself around the branch of the tree.

coil

verb
To move or proceed on a repeatedly curving course:
Translations
لَفّـه، إلْتِفافمِلَف،سِلْك مَعْدَنييَلْتَف عَلى
cívkakotoučovinout serolesvitek
ringrullesnospiral
käämikäämiäkelakeriäkiertää
tekercselés
spóla; kefli; spírallvafningurvefja
garbanaritėspiralėvijavynioti
ritulissaritinātsaritinātiessatītspole
ovinúťprstenec
ovijanjetuljavazvitek
bukleçöreklenmekelektrik telihalka

coil

[kɔɪl]
A. N
1. (= roll) → rollo m; (= single loop) → vuelta f; [of hair] → rizo m; [of snake] → anillo m; [of smoke] → espiral f
2. (Aut, Elec) → bobina f, carrete m
3. (= contraceptive) → espiral f, DIU m
B. VTarrollar, enrollar
to coil sth upenrollar algo
to coil sth round sthenrollar algo alrededor de algo
C. VI
1. [snake] → enroscarse
to coil up (into a ball)hacerse un ovillo
to coil round sthenroscarse alrededor de algo
2. [smoke] → subir en espiral

coil

[ˈkɔɪl]
n
[wire, rope, cable] → rouleau m; [electric wire] → bobine f
(= one loop) [snake] → anneau m
[smoke] → volute f
(= contraceptive) → stérilet m
vt [+ rope] → enrouler
vi
[cat] → se rouler en boule; [snake] → se lover
[river] → serpenter
[smoke] → s'élever en volutes

coil

n
(of rope, wire etc)Rolle f; (in light bulb) → Glühdraht m; (on loop) → Windung f; (of smoke)Kringel m; (of hair)Kranz m; she wore her hair in coils (round head) → sie hatte eine Gretchenfrisur; (round ears) → sie trug ihr Haar in Schnecken; the sinewy coils of the snakedie kraftvoll gespannte Spirale des Schlangenkörpers
(Elec) → Spule f
(= contraceptive)Spirale f
vtaufwickeln, aufrollen; wireaufspulen, aufwickeln; to coil something round somethingetw um etw wickeln; the python coiled itself around the rabbit/(up) in the basketdie Pythonschlange umschlang das Kaninchen/rollte sich im Korb zusammen
visich ringeln; (smoke also)sich kringeln; (river)sich schlängeln or winden

coil

[kɔɪl]
1. n
a. (roll) → rotolo; (single loop) → anello, giro; (of hair) → ciocca; (of snake) → spira; (of smoke) → filo
b. (Aut, Elec) → bobina
c. the coil (contraceptive) → la spirale
2. vtavvolgere
to coil sth up → avvolgere qc (in un rotolo)
3. viattorcigliarsi

coil

(koil) verb
to wind into loops. The snake coiled (itself) round the tree.
noun
1. a length of something wound into a loop or loops. a coil of rope; a coil of hair.
2. a wound length of wire for conducting electricity. the coil in an electric fire.

coil

n. espiral, serpentina, dispositivo intrauterino.
References in classic literature ?
The curly crop has lengthened into a thick coil, more becoming to the small head atop of the tall figure.
She adjusted it, sticking the hat pin through the heavy coil of hair with some deliberation.
He hasn't got any hammock; but I've seen him lay of nights in a coil of rigging.
I slipped my lasso from the horn of my saddle, and grasped the coil in my right hand.
It was 3,122 feet long--over half a mile; every man and me was on foot, and had on his green veil and his blue goggles, and his white rag around his hat, and his coil of rope over one shoulder and under the other, and his ice-ax in his belt, and carried his alpenstock in his left hand, his umbrella
Louis at four in the afternoon, and she stood on the lower guard abaft the paddle box and watched Tom through a blur of tears until he melted into the throng of people and disappeared; then she looked no more, but sat there on a coil of cable crying till far into the night.
Hannah now wore her hair in a coil and her dresses a trifle below her ankles, these concessions being due to her extreme height.
Or would you know,' pursued the Ghost, `the weight and length of the strong coil you bear yourself?
In the meantime the captain, whom I had observed to be wonderfully swollen about the chest and pockets, had turned out a great many various stores--the British colours, a Bible, a coil of stoutish rope, pen, ink, the log-book, and pounds of tobacco.
After about ten minutes a knock came to the door, and the servant entered, carrying a large mahogany chest of chemicals, with a long coil of steel and platinum wire and two rather curiously shaped iron clamps.
Nag coiled himself down, coil by coil, round the bulge at the bottom of the water jar, and Rikki-tikki stayed still as death.
He took up the coil of line from the sill, listened for a moment, and then tied the rope to a tree.