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Looking up and out, how can we not respect this ever-vigilant cognizance that distinguishes us: the capability to envision, to dream, and to invent? the ability to ponder ourselves? and be aware of our existence on the outer arm of a spiral galaxy in an immeasurable ocean of stars? Cognizance is our crest.
Vanna Bonta

Meaning of "spiral" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SPIRAL

Via French from Medieval Latin spīrālis, from Latin spīra a coil.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SPIRAL

spiral  [ˈspaɪərəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SPIRAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Spiral is a verb and can also act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb spiral in English.

WHAT DOES SPIRAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

spiral

Spiral

In mathematics, a spiral is a curve which emanates from a central point, getting progressively farther away as it revolves around the point.

Definition of spiral in the English dictionary

The first definition of spiral in the dictionary is one of several plane curves formed by a point winding about a fixed point at an ever-increasing distance from it. Polar equation of Archimedes spiral: r = aθ; of logarithmic spiral: log r = aθ; of hyperbolic spiral: rθ = a,. Other definition of spiral is something that pursues a winding, usually upward, course or that displays a twisting form or shape. Spiral is also a continuous upward or downward movement in economic activity or prices, caused by interaction between prices, wages, demand, and production.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SPIRAL

PRESENT

Present
I spiral
you spiral
he/she/it spirals
we spiral
you spiral
they spiral
Present continuous
I am spiralling
you are spiralling
he/she/it is spiralling
we are spiralling
you are spiralling
they are spiralling
Present perfect
I have spiralled
you have spiralled
he/she/it has spiralled
we have spiralled
you have spiralled
they have spiralled
Present perfect continuous
I have been spiralling
you have been spiralling
he/she/it has been spiralling
we have been spiralling
you have been spiralling
they have been spiralling
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I spiralled
you spiralled
he/she/it spiralled
we spiralled
you spiralled
they spiralled
Past continuous
I was spiralling
you were spiralling
he/she/it was spiralling
we were spiralling
you were spiralling
they were spiralling
Past perfect
I had spiralled
you had spiralled
he/she/it had spiralled
we had spiralled
you had spiralled
they had spiralled
Past perfect continuous
I had been spiralling
you had been spiralling
he/she/it had been spiralling
we had been spiralling
you had been spiralling
they had been spiralling
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will spiral
you will spiral
he/she/it will spiral
we will spiral
you will spiral
they will spiral
Future continuous
I will be spiralling
you will be spiralling
he/she/it will be spiralling
we will be spiralling
you will be spiralling
they will be spiralling
Future perfect
I will have spiralled
you will have spiralled
he/she/it will have spiralled
we will have spiralled
you will have spiralled
they will have spiralled
Future perfect continuous
I will have been spiralling
you will have been spiralling
he/she/it will have been spiralling
we will have been spiralling
you will have been spiralling
they will have been spiralling
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would spiral
you would spiral
he/she/it would spiral
we would spiral
you would spiral
they would spiral
Conditional continuous
I would be spiralling
you would be spiralling
he/she/it would be spiralling
we would be spiralling
you would be spiralling
they would be spiralling
Conditional perfect
I would have spiral
you would have spiral
he/she/it would have spiral
we would have spiral
you would have spiral
they would have spiral
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been spiralling
you would have been spiralling
he/she/it would have been spiralling
we would have been spiralling
you would have been spiralling
they would have been spiralling
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you spiral
we let´s spiral
you spiral
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to spiral
Past participle
spiralled
Present Participle
spiralling
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SPIRAL


adenoviral
ˌædɪnəʊˈvaɪərəl
agricultural
ˌæɡrɪˈkʌltʃərəl
cultural
ˈkʌltʃərəl
federal
ˈfɛdərəl
feral
ˈfɪərəl
funeral
ˈfjuːnərəl
general
ˈdʒɛnərəl
leptospiral
ˌleptəˈspaɪərəl
multispiral
ˌmʌltɪˈspaɪərəl
myxoviral
ˌmɪksəʊˈvaɪərəl
nadiral
ˈneɪdɪərəl
nonviral
ˌnɒnˈvaɪərəl
proviral
prəʊˈvaɪərəl
pyral
ˈpaɪərəl
retiral
rɪˈtaɪərəl
retroviral
ˌrɛtrəʊˈvaɪərəl
rural
ˈrʊərəl
scleral
ˈsklɪərəl
seral
ˈsɪərəl
spheral
ˈsfɪərəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SPIRAL

spiracle
spiracula
spiracular
spiraculate
spiraea
spiral binding
spiral galaxy
spiral notebook
spiral of Archimedes
spiral staircase
spiraliform
spiralism
spiralist
spirality
spiralled
spiralling
spirally
spirant
spiraster
spirated

WORDS THAT END LIKE SPIRAL

achiral
admiral
antiretroviral
antiviral
arboviral
Archimedes spiral
barred spiral
chiral
decemviral
Ekman Spiral
fleet admiral
hyperbolic spiral
inflationary spiral
logarithmic spiral
rear admiral
red admiral
vice admiral
viral
wage-price spiral
white admiral

Synonyms and antonyms of spiral in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SPIRAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «spiral» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of spiral

Translation of «spiral» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SPIRAL

Find out the translation of spiral to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of spiral from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «spiral» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

螺旋形
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

espiral
570 millions of speakers

English

spiral
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सर्पिल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

دوامة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

спираль
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

espiral
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সর্পিল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

spirale
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

lingkaran
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Spirale
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

らせん
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

나선
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Spiral
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

xoắn ốc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சுழல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आवर्त
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sarmal
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

spirale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

spirala
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

спіраль
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

spirală
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σπιράλ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

spiraal
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

spiral
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

spiral
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of spiral

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SPIRAL»

The term «spiral» is very widely used and occupies the 10.500 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SPIRAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about spiral

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10 QUOTES WITH «SPIRAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word spiral.
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Rosecrans Baldwin
Paris's neighborhoods, the arrondissements, are organized like a twist. They spiral from the river like toilet water flushing in reverse and erupting out of the bowl - a corkscrew or what have you, a flattened pig's tail, a whorling braid notched one to 20.
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Vanna Bonta
Looking up and out, how can we not respect this ever-vigilant cognizance that distinguishes us: the capability to envision, to dream, and to invent? the ability to ponder ourselves? and be aware of our existence on the outer arm of a spiral galaxy in an immeasurable ocean of stars? Cognizance is our crest.
3
James Bovard
With attention deficit democracy, I am trying to wake up people to how the combination of mass ignorance, fear mongering by the government, and lying politicians is putting our entire system of government to a death spiral.
4
Brandon Boyd
There are five known gyres spinning around in our world's oceans. A gyre is a slowly moving spiral of currents created by a high pressure system of air currents. A spinning soup, so to speak, is made of what exists in the water. And in this case, the gyres are spinning with millions of tons of our discarded and forgotten about plastic waste!
5
Rose Byrne
I tend to spiral out of control if I'm not working. I get panicked and don't know what to do with myself.
6
Julia Margaret Cameron
Growth is a spiral process, doubling back on itself, reassessing and regrouping.
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Sasha Cohen
I worked with my coach to develop some new spiral variations to make my program more interesting. Each one is different and you'll have to wait until January to see them.
8
Colin Cooper
After joining as a youth trainee at 16 from school, in my first two or three years the club was on a financial downward spiral and there was none of the new sparkling kit and the sparkling conditions that the kids get now.
9
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
The spiral in a snail's shell is the same mathematically as the spiral in the Milky Way galaxy, and it's also the same mathematically as the spirals in our DNA. It's the same ratio that you'll find in very basic music that transcends cultures all over the world.
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Skylar Grey
I didn't have any knowledge of the music industry when I first got to L.A., and I really didn't know on a creative level what I wanted to sound like, so I had to do a lot of experimenting. It led to a spiral of depression and being broke.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SPIRAL»

Discover the use of spiral in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to spiral and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Spiral: A Novel
From the Hardcover edition.
Paul McEuen, 2011
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Spiral
The outer crust is under attack by the subterranean Styx who are turning ordinary humans into walking bombs and incubators for their eggs, and only Will Burrows and his band of retired commandos stand in their way--but the Styx also have ...
Roderick Gordon, Brian James Williams, 2013
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A Spiral Way: How the Phonograph Changed Ethnography
How the Phonograph Changed Ethnography Erika Brady. A Spiral Way This page intentionally left blank A Spiral Way How the.
Erika Brady, 2012
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The Hermeneutical Spiral: A Comprehensive Introduction to ...
Osborne contends that hermeneutics is a spiral from text to context--a movement between the horizon of the text and the horizon of the reader that spirals nearer and nearer toward the intended meaning of the text and its significance for ...
Grant R. Osborne, 2010
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Spiral of Cynicism : The Press and the Public Good: The ...
This book illustrates precisely how the media's heavy focus on the game of politics, rather than on its substance, starts a "spiral of cynicism" that directly causes an erosion of citizen interest and, ultimately, citizen participation.
Joseph N. Cappella Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication University of Pennsylvania Kathleen Hall Jamieson Professor, 1997
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Spiral
When fifteen-year-old Abby is seriously injured, her wounds go far deeper than her broken back.
K.L. Denman, 2008
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Spiral and Multislice Computed Tomography of the Body
The book presents the state-of-the-art capabilities and requirements of CT as a key diagnostic and interventional tool, with special emphasis on the role of spiral and multi-slice CT. You will find a thorough introduction to CT technology ...
Mathias Prokop, Michael Galanski, 2011
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Viral spiral: how the commoners built a digital republic of ...
A narrative history of the emergence of electronic "free culture" explains how strict intellectual property rights, hierarchies of credentialed experts, and other forms of centralized control are being challenged and reshaped by the world ...
David Bollier, 2008
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Spiral Dynamics:Mastering Values, Leadership, and Change
Powerful new social responsibility initiatives. The arrival of a truly global marketplace. This is an inspiring book for managers, consultants, strategists, and leaders planning for success in the business world in the 21st century.
Don Edward Beck, Christopher Cowan, 1996
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Jesus and the Spiral of Violence: Popular Jewish Resistance ...
Richard A. Horsley reveals the fiercely nationalistic Zealots as largely the fabrication of historians and exposes the erroneous view of Jesus as the sober prophet of nonviolence.
Richard A. Horsley, 1993

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SPIRAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term spiral is used in the context of the following news items.
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How Do You 'Weigh' a Spiral Galaxy's Monster Black Hole?
The prospect of measuring the mass of the most massive known objects in the universe would send most people into a cold sweat, but for astronomers using the ... «Discovery News, Jun 15»
2
World's smallest spirals could guard against identity theft
Take gold spirals about the size of a dime…and shrink them down about six million times. The result is the world's smallest continuous spirals: “nano-spirals” ... «Vanderbilt University News, Jun 15»
3
Spice Up Your Memorial Day BBQ (and Impress Your Friends) with …
Holzman says, demonstrating how to take a skewer through the dog and wind up with a spiral that can hold the condiments inside. Watch the video above to ... «TV Guide, May 15»
4
Why Some Doctors Hesitate To Screen Smokers For Lung Cancer
Welch says spiral CT scans also detect a lot of things that are not cancerous. Nearly a quarter of the 2011 study's participants had multiple tests that showed ... «NPR, Apr 15»
5
Spiral Stakes 2015 Results: Winner, Payouts and Order of Finish
This year's Spiral Stakes was one of the best in recent memory, not since the 2011 field where Animal Kingdom reigned supreme have we seen a deeper and ... «Bleacher Report, Mar 15»
6
Royal Son and Metaboss Head the Spiral Stakes
With only ten stops left on the road to the 2015 Kentucky Derby, the $550,000 Spiral Stakes (G3) at Turfway Park offers the last opportunity to use a synthetic ... «Horse Racing Nation, Mar 15»
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Google's user customised smartphone, Spiral 2 under "Project Ara …
Spiral 2 will be showcased in the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) which is to be held in Barcelona in March 2015. However, Google has plans to “go live” ... «Techworm, Feb 15»
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This is Google's new Project Ara modular phone: Spiral 2
Google has revealed its newest Project Ara prototype, Spiral 2, the latest iteration of the block-based modular smartphone it expects to change how users ... «SlashGear, Jan 15»
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Ocean Spiral underwater city designed to harness deep sea potential
The Ocean Spiral takes the form of a huge sphere known as the "Blue Garden." It's 500 m (1,640 ft) in diameter, floating for the most part just below the surface, ... «Gizmag, Nov 14»
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“I had to give up my career and my dreams. It completely destroyed …
Australian distributor and brand owner Spiral Foods, and Japanese companies Muso and Marusan-Ai Co, have agreed to pay compensation without admitting ... «NEWS.com.au, Nov 14»

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