spiral


spiral
01. The birds were flying loops and [spirals] through the trees, and across the sky.
02. Most of the galaxies in the universe have a [spiral] shape.
03. We put a [spiral] binding on the book, so it could be opened and lain flat on a desk.
04. Critics suggest that a radical reform of our health care system is needed before costs [spiral] out of control.
05. Rapid population growth in Korea's urban areas led to a housing shortage and [spiralling] land prices in cities.
06. The house has a beautiful [spiral] staircase leading up to the bedrooms on the second floor.
07. The dancers were making wonderful [spiral] shapes in the air with their long, red, silk flags.
08. [Spirals] of smoke drifted heavenward from the campfire.
09. John Clausen once remarked that the widening world of childhood [spirals] out from the parental home.
10. The most striking feature of our galaxy is its system of [spiral] arms winding outward.
11. Although [spiral] galaxies make up only 15 percent of all galaxies, they are the most striking.
12. The [spiral] arms of galaxies are regions of higher gas density, richly populated by bright, young stars.
13. The graceful [spiral] features of our galaxy are linked to the formation of the stars.
14. The great clouds of gas that form a [spiral] pattern in our universe are constantly giving birth to new stars.
15. The divorce rate in Japan has been [spiralling] upwards over the last 10 years or so.
16. Inflation has [spiralled] out of control, with the result that many people are no longer able to buy enough food for their families.
17. The shell of a snail takes the form of a coiled [spiral].
18. We saw an airplane trailing colored smoke flying these incredible [spirals] across the sky during the air show on the weekend.
19. Martin Luther King once suggested that the ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending [spiral], begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy.
20. Joanna Field once suggested that the growth of understanding follows an ascending [spiral] rather than a straight line.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

Synonyms:
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  • spiral — spiral, ale, aux [ spiral, o ] adj. • 1534; lat. scolast. spiralis, de spira → spire ♦ Rare (sauf avec quelques n.) Qui a la forme d une courbe tournant autour d un pôle dont elle s éloigne. Courbe, ligne spirale. Ressort spiral : ressort plat… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Spiral — Spi ral, a. [Cf. F. spiral. See {Spire} a winding line.] 1. Winding or circling round a center or pole and gradually receding from it; as, the spiral curve of a watch spring. [1913 Webster] 2. Winding round a cylinder or imaginary axis, and at… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spiral — [spī′rəl] adj. [ML spiralis < L spira, a coil < Gr speira: see SPIRE1] 1. circling around a central point in a flat, two dimensional curve that constantly increases (or decreases) in size 2. circling around a central axis in a conical or… …   English World dictionary

  • spiral — SPIRÁL, Ă, spirali, e, s.f., adj. 1. s.f. Curbă plană deschisă care se roteşte (sau se înfăşoară) în jurul unui punct fix; p. ext. obiect care are această formă. 2. adj. Care are formă de spirală (1); spiralat. – Din fr. spiral. Trimis de RACAI,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Spiral — Spi ral, n. [Cf. F. spirale. See {Spiral}, a.] 1. (Geom.) A plane curve, not re[ e]ntrant, described by a point, called the generatrix, moving along a straight line according to a mathematical law, while the line is revolving about a fixed point… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • spiral — spiral, ale (spi ral, ra l ) adj. 1°   Qui a la figure d une spire ou d une spirale. Ligne spirale. Ressorts spiraux. 2°   S. m. Terme d horlogerie. Le spiral d une montre, le petit ressort sous l action duquel oscille le balancier qui règle l… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • spiral — SPIRAL, [spir]ale. adj. Terme de Geometrie, Qui se dit d une ligne qui va tousjours en tournant, & en s esloignant de son premier point. Ligne spirale. ressort spiral. monstre à ressort spiral …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • spiral — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ winding in a continuous curve around a central point or axis. ► NOUN 1) a spiral curve, shape, or pattern. 2) a progressive rise or fall of prices, wages, etc., each responding to an upward or downward stimulus provided by a… …   English terms dictionary

  • Spiral — bezeichnet eine Spirale, eine Manga Serie und eine darauf basierende Anime Serie, siehe Spiral – Suiri no Kizuna, ein Projekt der Sowjetunion, 1965 bis 1976, zur Entwicklung eines wiederverwendbaren Raumfahrzeuges, siehe MiG 105 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • spiral — [adj] curling, winding circling, circular, circumvoluted, cochlear, coiled, corkscrew, curled, helical, helicoid, radial, rolled, screwshaped, scrolled, tendrillar, tortile, voluted, whorled, wound; concept 486 Ant. straight, uncurling, unwinding …   New thesaurus