coil

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coil(
koyl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (series of spirals)
a. el rollo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I bought a coil of 100 stamps at the post office.Compré un rollo de 100 estampillas en la oficina de correos.
b. la espiral
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Cate saw a coil of dark smoke rising from the chimney.Cate vio una espiral de humo oscuro elevándose desde la chimenea.
2. (single spiral)
a. la vuelta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Tracy tossed a coil of rope around the piling to moor the boat.Tracy lanzó una vuelta de cuerda alrededor del pilote para amarrar el barco.
b. el bucle
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(hair)
Cristina's coils of blonde hair bounced as she ran.Los bucles del cabello rubio de Cristina rebotaban mientras corría.
c. el anillo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(snake)
The boa wrapped the rat with its coils to strangle it.La boa envolvió a la rata con sus anillos para estrangularla.
3. (electronics)
a. la bobina
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The ignition coil overheated and caused a short circuit.La bobina de encendido se sobrecalentó y causó un cortocircuito.
b. la bobina de inducción
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
This coil emits high voltage pulses.Esta bobina de inducción emite pulsos de alto voltaje.
4. (contraceptive device) (United Kingdom)
a. el DIU
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The coil is effective in preventing pregnancy, but won't protect against diseases.El DIU es eficaz en la prevención del embarazo, pero no protege contra las enfermedades.
b. la espiral
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Libby uses a coil to prevent pregnancy.Libby utiliza una espiral para evitar el embarazo.
c. el dispositivo intrauterino
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Cindi decided to get a coil instead of taking birth control pills.Cindi decidió ponerse un dispositivo intrauterino en vez de tomar píldoras anticonceptivas.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (to spiral)
a. enrollar
Randy coiled the hose.Randy enrolló la manguera.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
6. (to spiral)
a. enroscarse
The snake coiled around the branch.La serpiente se enroscó en la rama.
b. enrollarse
We all screamed when we the snake coiled and hissed.Todos gritamos cuando la culebra se enrolló y siseó.
7. (to form a coil)
a. subir en espiral
Smoke coiled languidly from Miguel's cigarette as he listened to the jazz ensemble.El humo del cigarrillo de Miguel subía lánguidamente en espiral mientras él escuchaba el conjunto de jazz.
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coil
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of rope, wire)
a. el rollo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (electrical)
a. la bobina
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
3. (contraceptive device) (United Kingdom)
a. la DIU m, espiral
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
4. (single loop)
a. la bucle m, vuelta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
the snake's coilslos anillos de la serpiente
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (general)
a. enrollar
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coil [kɔɪl]
noun
1 (roll) rollo (m); (single loop) vuelta (f); [of hair] rizo (m); [of snake] anillo (m); [of smoke] espiral (f);
2 (Aut) (Electricity and Electronics) bobina (f); carrete (m)
3 (contraceptive) espiral (f); DIU (m)
transitive verb
arrollar; enrollar
to coil sth up enrollar algo; to coil sth round sth enrollar algo alrededor de algo
intransitive verb
1 [+snake] enroscarse
to coil up (into a ball) hacerse un ovillo; to coil round sth enroscarse alrededor de algo
2 [+smoke] subir en espiral
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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