Definitions for Curlkɜrl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

curlkɜrl(v.t.)

  1. to form into coils or ringlets, as the hair.

  2. to form into a spiral or curved shape; coil.

  3. to adorn with or as if with curls or ringlets.

  4. (v.i.)to grow in or form curls or ringlets, as the hair.

  5. to become curved or undulated.

  6. to coil.

  7. to play the game of curling.

    Category: Games

  8. to move or progress in a curving direction or path.

  9. curl up, to sit or lie down cozily:

    to curl up with a good book.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  10. (n.)a coil or ringlet of hair.

  11. anything of a spiral or curved shape.

  12. a coil.

  13. the act of curling or the state of being curled.

  14. any disease of plants characterized by curling of the leaves.

    Category: Plant Pathology

  15. 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.

    Category: Math

  16. a forearm lift in which a weight is raised from the level of the thighs to the chest or shoulders while keeping the legs, upper arms, and shoulders taut.

    Category: Sport

Idioms for curl:

  1. curl one's lip,to raise a corner of one's lip, as in showing disdain.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of curl:

1400–50; appar. back formation from curled, metathetic var. of ME crulled (ptp.) crul (adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. coil, whorl, roll, curl, curlicue, ringlet, gyre, scroll(noun)

    a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)

  2. Curl, Robert Curl, Robert F. Curl, Robert Floyd Curl Jr.(noun)

    American chemist who with Richard Smalley and Harold Kroto discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1933)

  3. lock, curl, ringlet, whorl(verb)

    a strand or cluster of hair

  4. curl, curve, kink(verb)

    form a curl, curve, or kink

    "the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling"

  5. curl up, curl, draw in(verb)

    shape one's body into a curl

    "She curled farther down under the covers"; "She fell and drew in"

  6. coil, loop, curl(verb)

    wind around something in coils or loops

  7. curl, wave(verb)

    twist or roll into coils or ringlets

    "curl my hair, please"

  8. curl(verb)

    play the Scottish game of curling

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. curl(verb)ɜrl

    to twist or bend into the shape of a curl

    to curl your hair; smoke curling from the chimney

  2. curl(noun)ɜrl

    a circular twist of hair

    a girl with dark curls

  3. curlɜrl

    sth in the shape of a curl

    a curl of chocolate on top

Wiktionary

  1. curl(Noun)

    A piece or lock of curling hair; a ringlet.

  2. curl(Noun)

    A curved stroke or shape.

  3. curl(Noun)

    A spin making the trajectory of an object curve.

  4. curl(Noun)

    Movement of a moving rock away from a straight line.

  5. curl(Noun)

    Any exercise performed by bending the arm, wrist, or leg on the exertion against resistance, especially those that train the biceps.

  6. curl(Noun)

    The vector field denoting the rotationality of a given vector field.

    The curl of the vector field uE000125522uE001 is the vector field uE000125523uE001.

  7. curl(Noun)

    The vector operator, denoted or , that generates this field.

  8. curl(Noun)

    Any of various diseases of plants causing the leaves or shoots to curl up; often specifically the potato curl.

  9. curl(Noun)

    The contrasting light and dark figure seen in wood used for stringed instrument making; the flame.

    The one-piece back is of a medium curl.

  10. curl(Verb)

    To cause to move in a curve.

  11. curl(Verb)

    To make into a curl or spiral.

  12. curl(Verb)

    To assume the shape of a curl or spiral.

  13. curl(Verb)

    To move in curves.

  14. curl(Verb)

    To take part in the sport of curling

    I curl at my local club every weekend.

  15. curl(Verb)

    To exercise by bending the arm, wrist, or leg on the exertion against resistance, especially of the biceps.

  16. Origin: From metathesis of .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Curl(noun)

    to twist or form into ringlets; to crisp, as the hair

  2. Curl(noun)

    to twist or make onto coils, as a serpent's body

  3. Curl(noun)

    to deck with, or as with, curls; to ornament

  4. Curl(noun)

    to raise in waves or undulations; to ripple

  5. Curl(noun)

    to shape (the brim) into a curve

  6. Curl(verb)

    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

  7. Curl(verb)

    to move in curves, spirals, or undulations; to contract in curving outlines; to bend in a curved form; to make a curl or curls

  8. Curl(verb)

    to play at the game called curling

  9. Curl

    a ringlet, especially of hair; anything of a spiral or winding form

  10. Curl

    an undulating or waving line or streak in any substance, as wood, glass, etc.; flexure; sinuosity

  11. Curl

    a disease in potatoes, in which the leaves, at their first appearance, seem curled and shrunken

Freebase

  1. Curl

    In vector calculus, the curl is a vector operator that describes the infinitesimal rotation of a 3-dimensional vector field. At every point in the field, the curl of that field is represented by a vector. The attributes of this vector characterize the rotation at that point. The direction of the curl is the axis of rotation, as determined by the right-hand rule, and the magnitude of the curl is the magnitude of rotation. If the vector field represents the flow velocity of a moving fluid, then the curl is the circulation density of the fluid. A vector field whose curl is zero is called irrotational. The curl is a form of differentiation for vector fields. The corresponding form of the fundamental theorem of calculus is Stokes' theorem, which relates the surface integral of the curl of a vector field to the line integral of the vector field around the boundary curve. The alternative terminology rotor or rotational and alternative notations rot F and ∇ × F are often used for curl and curl F. Unlike the gradient and divergence, curl does not generalize as simply to other dimensions; some generalizations are possible, but only in three dimensions is the geometrically defined curl of a vector field again a vector field. This is a similar phenomenon as in the 3 dimensional cross product, and the connection is reflected in the notation ∇ × for the curl.

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curl(noun)

a coil of hair etc.

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