Definition of Volute

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

Exact synonyms: Spiral
Generic synonyms: Decoration, Ornament, Ornamentation



2. Adjective. In the shape of a coil.
Exact synonyms: Coiling, Helical, Spiral, Spiraling, Turbinate, Voluted, Whorled
Similar to: Coiled
Derivative terms: Helix

3. Noun. A structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops. "A coil of rope"
Exact synonyms: Coil, Helix, Spiral, Whorl
Specialized synonyms: Hank
Generic synonyms: Construction, Structure
Derivative terms: Coil, Coil, Helical, Spiral

Definition of Volute

1. n. 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. n. 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.

Definition of Volute

1. Noun. (architecture) The spiral curve on an Ionic capital. ¹

2. Noun. (zoology) The spirls or whorls on a gastropod's shell. ¹

3. Noun. (zoology) Any marine gastropod of the (super)family (spelink Volutidae). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Volute

1. a spiral architectural ornament [n -S] : VOLUTED [adj]

Medical Definition of Volute

1. 1. 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. 2. A spiral turn, as in certain shells. 3. 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. Origin: F. Volute (cf. It. Voluta), L. Voluta, from volvere, volutum, to roll. See Voluble. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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