Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun curl

3 senses of curl

Sense 1
coil, whorl, roll, curl, curlicue, ringlet, gyre, scroll -- (a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals))
       => round shape -- (a shape that is curved and without sharp angles)

Sense 2
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))
       INSTANCE OF=> chemist -- (a scientist who specializes in chemistry)

Sense 3
lock, curl, ringlet, whorl -- (a strand or cluster of hair)
       => hair -- (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")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb curl

5 senses of curl

Sense 1
curl, curve, kink -- (form a curl, curve, or kink; "the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling")
       => change surface -- (undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface)

Sense 2
curl up, curl, draw in -- (shape one's body into a curl; "She curled farther down under the covers"; "She fell and drew in")
       => bend, flex -- (form a curve; "The stick does not bend")

Sense 3
coil, loop, curl -- (wind around something in coils or loops)
       => wind, wrap, roll, twine -- (arrange or or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool"; "She wrapped her arms around the child")

Sense 4
curl, wave -- (twist or roll into coils or ringlets; "curl my hair, please")
       => twist -- (turn in the opposite direction; "twist one's head")

Sense 5
curl -- (play the Scottish game of curling)
       => play -- (participate in games or sport; "We played hockey all afternoon"; "play cards"; "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches")

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