Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun coil

6 senses of coil

Sense 1
coil, spiral, volute, whorl, helix -- (a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops; "a coil of rope")
       => 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")

Sense 2
coil, whorl, roll, curl, curlicue, ringlet, gyre, scroll -- (a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals))
       => round shape -- (a shape that is curved and without sharp angles)

Sense 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)

Sense 4
coil -- (a contraceptive device placed inside a woman's womb)
       => contraceptive, preventive, preventative, contraceptive device, prophylactic device, birth control device -- (an agent or device intended to prevent conception)

Sense 5
coil -- (tubing that is wound in a spiral)
       => tube, tubing -- (conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases)

Sense 6
coil -- (reactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit)
       => reactor -- (an electrical device used to introduce reactance into a circuit)

Antonyms of verb coil

1 of 3 senses of coil

Sense 3
coil, loop, curl -- (wind around something in coils or loops)
       Antonym of uncoil (Sense 1)
      => uncoil -- (unwind or untwist)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb coil

3 senses of coil

Sense 1
gyrate, spiral, 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")

Sense 2
handbuild, hand-build, coil -- (make without a potter's wheel; "This famous potter hand-builds all of her vessels")
       => shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge -- (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")

Sense 3
coil, loop, curl -- (wind around something in coils or loops)
       => wind, wrap, roll, twine -- (arrange or or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool"; "She wrapped her arms around the child")

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