curl: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (kûrl), [key]
- to form into coils or ringlets, as the hair.
- to form into a spiral or curved shape; coil.
- to adorn with, or as with, curls or ringlets.
- to grow in or form curls or ringlets, as the hair.
- to become curved or undulated.
- to coil.
- to play at the game of curling.
- to progress in a curving direction or path; move in a curving or spiraling way: The ball curled toward the plate.
- to fill with horror or fright; shock: Some of his stories about sailing across the Atlantic are enough to curl one's hair.
- to assume or display an expression of contempt: He curled his lip in disdain.
- to sit or lie down cozily: to curl up with a good book.
- a coil or ringlet of hair.
- anything of a spiral or curved shape, as a lettuce leaf, wood shaving, etc.
- a coil.
- the act of curling or state of being curled.
- the distortion, fluting, or puffing of a leaf, resulting from the unequal development of its two sides.
- a disease so characterized.
- Also called
- a vector obtained from a given vector by taking its cross product with the vector whose coordinates are the partial derivative operators with respect to each coordinate.
- the operation that produces this vector.
- an underhand forearm lift in which the barbell, held against the thighs, is raised to the chest and then lowered while keeping the legs, upper arms, and shoulders taut.
- a similar forearm lift using a dumbbell or dumbbells, usually from the side of the body to the shoulders.
- curl (Thesaurus)