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Definition 1: a strand or cluster of hair - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for curl in the sense of this definition

(curl is a kind of ...) a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss

"he combed his hair" "each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells"

(... is a kind of curl ) a fat sausage-shaped curl

(... is a kind of curl ) a lock of hair growing (or falling) over the forehead

(... is a kind of curl ) a lock of hair that has been artificially waved or curled

(... is a kind of curl ) one of many long thin braids of hair radiating from the scalp; popularized by Rastafarians

(... is part of curl) the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)

Definition 2: American chemist who with Richard Smalley and Harold Kroto discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1933) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for curl in the sense of this definition

(curl is an instance of ...) a scientist who specializes in chemistry

Definition 3: a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals) - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for curl in the sense of this definition

(curl is a kind of ...) a shape that is curved and without sharp angles

(... is a kind of curl ) (botany) the whorl of petals of a flower that collectively form an inner floral envelope or layer of the perianth

"we cultivate the flower for its corolla"

(... is a kind of curl ) (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; usually green

(... is a kind of curl ) a whorl of leaves growing around a stem

Definition 4: form a curl, curve, or kink - [verb of change]

Samples where curl or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling

Synonyms for curl in the sense of this definition

(curl is a kind of ...) undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface

(curl implies ...) cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form

"bend the rod" "twist the dough into a braid" "the strong man could turn an iron bar"

Definition 5: play the Scottish game of curling - [verb of competition]

(curl is a kind of ...) participate in games or sport

"We played hockey all afternoon" "play cards" "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches"

(curl belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

Definition 6: twist or roll into coils or ringlets - [verb of contact]

Samples where curl or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • curl my hair, please

Synonyms for curl in the sense of this definition

(curl is a kind of ...) turn in the opposite direction

"twist one's head"

(... is a kind of curl ) curl tightly

"crimp hair"

Definition 7: wind around something in coils or loops - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for curl in the sense of this definition

(curl is a kind of ...) arrange or or coil around

"roll your hair around your finger" "Twine the thread around the spool" "She wrapped her arms around the child"

Definition 8: shape one's body into a curl - [verb of motion]

Samples where curl or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She curled farther down under the covers
  • She fell and drew in

Synonyms for curl in the sense of this definition

(curl is a kind of ...) form a curve

"The stick does not bend"

(curl has a similar meaning as ...) direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes

"Her good looks attract the stares of many men" "The ad pulled in many potential customers" "This pianist pulls huge crowds" "The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers"

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