See also: Coil

EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /kɔɪl/
  • (Appalachians, obsolete) IPA(key): /kwaɪl/[1]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔɪl

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English coilen, from Old French coillir, cuillir (to gather, pluck, pick, cull) (modern French cueillir), from Latin colligō (to gather together), past participle collectus, from com- (together) + legō (to gather); compare legend. Doublet of cull.

 
Helical or coil springs

NounEdit

coil (plural coils)

  1. Something wound in the form of a helix or spiral.
    the sinuous coils of a snake
  2. Any intrauterine device (Abbreviation: IUD)—the first IUDs were coil-shaped.
  3. (electronics) A coil of electrically conductive wire through which electricity can flow.
    Synonym: inductor
  4. A cylinder of clay.
    • (The first step in making coil pottery is learning how to roll a clay coil. )
  5. (figuratively) Entanglement; perplexity.
    • a. 1722, Matthew Prior, “Human Life”, in H. Bunker Wright, Monroe K. Spears, editors, The Literary Works of Matthew Prior, volume I, Second edition, Oxford: Clarendon Press, published 1971, page 687:
      What trifling coil do we mortals keep;
      Wake, eat, and drink, evacuate, and sleep.
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DescendantsEdit
  • Japanese: コイル (koiru)
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VerbEdit

coil (third-person singular simple present coils, present participle coiling, simple past and past participle coiled)

  1. To wind or reel e.g. a wire or rope into regular rings, often around a centerpiece.
    A simple transformer can be made by coiling two pieces of insulated copper wire around an iron heart.
  2. To wind into loops (roughly) around a common center.
    The sailor coiled the free end of the hawser on the pier.
  3. To wind cylindrically or spirally.
    to coil a rope when not in use
    The snake coiled itself before springing.
  4. To build a pot (etc) with clay coils.
  5. (obsolete, rare) To encircle and hold with, or as if with, coils.
    • a. 1757, Thomas Edwards, sonnet to Mr. Nathanael Mason
      Pleasure coil thee in her dangerous snare
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Etymology 2Edit

Origin unknown.

NounEdit

coil (plural coils)

  1. (now obsolete except in phrases) A noise, tumult, bustle, or turmoil.
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hall, Joseph Sargent (March 2, 1942), “1. The Vowel Sounds of Stressed Syllables”, in The Phonetics of Great Smoky Mountain Speech (American Speech: Reprints and Monographs; 4), New York: King's Crown Press, DOI:10.7312/hall93950, →ISBN, § 15, page 46.

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IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

coil m

  1. vocative/genitive singular of col (prohibition; sin, lust; violation; dislike; incest; relation, relationship)

NounEdit

coil m

  1. inflection of col (col):
    1. vocative/genitive singular
    2. nominative/dative plural

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
coil choil gcoil
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.