Found 3 items, similar to curl.
English → Indonesian
cibir, ikal, keriting
English → English
n 1: a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles [syn:
2: American chemist who with Richard Smalley and Harold Kroto
discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry
(born in 1933) [syn: Robert Curl
, Robert F. Curl
, Robert Floyd Curl Jr.
3: a strand or cluster of hair [syn: lock
v 1: form a curl, curve, or kink; “the cigar smoke curled up at
2: shape one's body into a curl; “She curled farther down under
; “She fell and drew in”
[syn: curl up
, draw in
3: wind around something in coils or loops [syn: coil
4: twist or roll into coils or ringlets; “curl my hair, please”
5: play the Scottish game of curling
English → English
, v. i.
1. To contract or bend into curls or ringlets, as hair; to
grow in curls or spirals, as a vine; to be crinkled or
contorted; to have a curly appearance; as, leaves lie
curled on the ground.
Thou seest it [hair] will not curl by nature.
2. To move in curves, spirals, or undulations; to contract in
curving outlines; to bend in a curved form; to make a curl
or curls. “Cirling billows.”
Then round her slender waist he curled. --Dryden.
Curling smokes from village tops are seen. --Pope.
Gayly curl the waves before each dashing prow.
He smiled a king of sickly smile, and curled up on
the floor. --Bret Harte.
3. To play at the game called curling. [Scot.]
(k[^u]rl), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Curled
p. pr. & vb. n. Curling
.] [Akin to D. krullen, Dan.
kr["o]lle, dial. Sw. krulla to curl, crisp; possibly akin to
E. crook. Cf. Curl
, n., Cruller
1. To twist or form into ringlets; to crisp, as the hair.
But curl their locks with bodkins and with braid.
2. To twist or make onto coils, as a serpent's body.
Of his tortuous train,
Curled many a wanton wreath in sight of Eve.
3. To deck with, or as with, curls; to ornament.
Thicker than the snaky locks
That curledMeg[ae]ra. --Milton.
Curling with metaphors a plain intention. --Herbert.
4. To raise in waves or undulations; to ripple.
Seas would be pools without the brushing air
To curl the waves. --Dryden.
5. (Hat Making) To shape (the brim) into a curve.
(k[^u]rl), n. [Akin to D. krul, Dan. kr["o]lle. See
, v. ]
1. A ringlet, especially of hair; anything of a spiral or
Under a coronet, his flowing hair
In curls on either cheek played. --Milton.
2. An undulating or waving line or streak in any substance,
as wood, glass, etc.; flexure; sinuosity.
If the glass of the prisms . . . be without those
numberless waves or curls which usually arise from
the sand holes. --Sir I.
3. A disease in potatoes, in which the leaves, at their first
appearance, seem curled and shrunken.
. (Bot.) See under Blue