HyperDic: curl

English > 8 senses of the word curl / Curl:
VERBchangecurl, curve, kinkform a curl, curve, or kink
motioncurl, curl up, draw inshape one's body into a curl
contactcurl, coil, loopwind around something in coils or loops
contactcurl, wavetwist or roll into coils or ringlets
competitioncurlplay the Scottish game / game of curling
NOUNshapecurl, coil, whorl, roll, curlicue, ringlet, gyre, scrolla round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
person Curl, Robert Curl, Robert F. Curl, Robert Floyd Curl Jr.American chemist who with Richard Smalley and Harold Kroto discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1933)
bodycurl, lock, ringlet, whorla strand or cluster of hair
curl / Curl > pronunciation
Soundsker'l
Rhymesbirle ... whorl: 16 rhymes with erl...
English > curl: 8 senses > noun 1, shape
MeaningA round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals).
Synonymscoil, whorl, roll, curlicue, ringlet, gyre, scroll
Narrowercalyx(botany) the whorl of sepals of a flower collectively forming the outer floral envelope or layer of the perianth enclosing and supporting the developing bud
corolla(botany) the whorl of petals of a flower that collectively form an inner floral envelope or layer of the perianth
verticilA whorl of leaves growing around a stem
Broaderround shapeA shape that is curved and without sharp angles
Spanishforma espiral
Catalanforma espiral
Verbscurlform a curl, curve, or kink
curlwind around something in coils or loops
curlshape one's body into a curl
English > Curl: 8 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningAmerican chemist who with Richard Smalley and Harold Kroto discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1933).
SynonymsRobert Curl, Robert F. Curl, Robert Floyd Curl Jr.
Instance ofchemistA scientist who specializes in chemistry
SpanishRobert Curl, Robert F. Curl
CatalanRobert Curl, Robert F. Curl
English > curl: 8 senses > noun 3, body
MeaningA strand or cluster of hair.
Synonymslock, ringlet, whorl
Part ofhairdo, hairstyle, hair style, coiffure, coifThe arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
NarrowercrimpA lock of hair that has been artificially waved or curled
dreadlockOne of many long thin braids of hair radiating from the scalp
forelockA lock of hair growing (or falling) over the forehead
sausage curlA fat sausage-shaped curl
BroaderhairA covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head)
Spanishbucle, caracol, chicho, mecha, onda, rizo, rulo, sortija, tirabuzón
Catalananella, bucle, cargol, floc, onda, rínxol, ris, rull, tirabuixó
Adjectivescurly(of hair) having curls or waves
Verbscurltwist or roll into coils or ringlets
English > curl: 8 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningform a curl, curve, or kink.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling"
Synonymscurve, kink
Entailsflex, bend, deform, twist, turnCause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked / crooked or angular form
Broaderchange surfaceUndergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface
Spanishcurvar
Catalanarrissar-se, arrissar, cargolar-se, cargolar, enroscar
Nounscurla round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
English > curl: 8 senses > verb 2, motion
Meaningshape one's body into a curl.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Example"She curled farther down under the covers"
Synonymscurl up, draw in
Broaderbend, flexform a curve
Similar toattract, pull, pull in, draw, draw indirect toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
Nounscurla round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
English > curl: 8 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningwind around something in coils or loops.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s something PP
ModelThey curl the wire around the stick; The wires curl around the stick
Synonymscoil, loop
Broaderwind, wrap, roll, twineArrange or or coil around
Oppositeuncoilunwind or untwist
Spanishenrollar, enroscar
Catalancargolar-se, cargolar, enroscar, enrotllar-se, enrotllar
Nounscurla round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
English > curl: 8 senses > verb 4, contact
MeaningTwist or roll into coils or ringlets.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThey curl their hair
Example"curl my hair, please"
Synonymwave
Narrowercrimp, crape, frizzle, frizz, kink up, kinkcurl tightly
BroadertwistTurn in the opposite direction
Spanishencrespar, ondular, rizar
Catalanarrissar, crespar, ondular
Nounscurla strand or cluster of hair
curlera mechanical device consisting of a cylindrical tube around which the hair is wound to curl it
English > curl: 8 senses > verb 5, competition
MeaningPlay the Scottish game / game of curling.
PatternSomebody ----s
Categorysport, athleticsAn active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
Broaderplayparticipate in games / games or sport
Nounscurlinga game / game played on ice in which heavy stones with handles are slid toward a target

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