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Meaning of VOLUTE

Pronunciation:  vu'lyoot

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops; "a coil of rope"
  2. [n]  ornament consisting of a curve on a plane that winds around a center with an increasing distance from the center
  3. [adj]  in the shape of a coil

VOLUTE is a 6 letter word that starts with V.


 Synonyms: coil, coiled, coiling, helical, helix, spiral, spiral, spiraling, turbinate, voluted, whorl, whorled
 See Also: construction, decoration, hank, ornament, ornamentation, structure



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Vo*lute"\, n. [F. volute (cf. It. voluta), L. voluta,
from volvere, volutum, to roll. See {Voluble}.]
1. (Arch.) A spiral scroll which forms the chief feature of
   the Ionic capital, and which, on a much smaller scale, is
   a feature in the Corinthian and Composite capitals. See
   Illust. of {Capital}, also {Helix}, and {Stale}.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A spiral turn, as in certain shells.

3. (Zo["o]l.) Any voluta.

{Volute spiring}, a spring formed of a spiral scroll of
   plate, rod, or wire, extended or extensible in the
   direction of the axis of the coil, in which direction its
   elastic force is exerted and employed.