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VOLUTE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does volute mean? 

VOLUTE (noun)
  The noun VOLUTE has 2 senses:

1. ornament consisting of a curve on a plane that winds around a center with an increasing distance from the center
2. a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops

  Familiarity information: VOLUTE used as a noun is rare.


VOLUTE (adjective)
  The adjective VOLUTE has 1 sense:

1. in the shape of a coil

  Familiarity information: VOLUTE used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


VOLUTE (noun)


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Meaning:

Ornament consisting of a curve on a plane that winds around a center with an increasing distance from the center

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

volute; spiral

Hypernyms ("volute" is a kind of...):

decoration; ornament; ornamentation (something used to beautify)


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Meaning:

A structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

coil; helix; volute; whorl; spiral

Context example:

a coil of rope

Hypernyms ("volute" is a kind of...):

construction; structure (a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "volute"):

hank (a coil of rope or wool or yarn)


VOLUTE (adjective)


Sense 1volute [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In the shape of a coil

Synonyms:

voluted; volute; spiraling; spiral; helical; coiling; turbinate; whorled

Similar:

coiled (curled or wound (especially in concentric rings or spirals))


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