Definitions for cursekɜrs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cursekɜrs(n.; v.)cursed, curs•ing.

  1. (n.)the expression of a wish that misfortune, evil, doom, etc., befall someone.

  2. a formula or charm intended to cause such misfortune to another.

  3. the act of reciting such a formula.

  4. a profane or obscene word, esp. as used in anger or for emphasis; swearword.

  5. an evil or misfortune that has been invoked upon one.

  6. the cause of evil, misfortune, or trouble.

  7. something accursed.

  8. Slang. the menstrual period (usu. prec. by the).

    Category: Status (usage)

  9. an ecclesiastical censure or anathema.

  10. (v.t.)to wish or invoke evil, calamity, injury, or destruction upon.

  11. to swear at.

  12. to blaspheme.

  13. to afflict with great evil.

  14. to excommunicate.

  15. (v.i.)to utter curses; swear profanely.

Origin of curse:

bef. 1050; ME curs (n.), cursen (v.), OE curs (n.), cursian (v.), of disputed orig.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. curse, curse word, expletive, oath, swearing, swearword, cuss(noun)

    profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger

    "expletives were deleted"

  2. execration, condemnation, curse(noun)

    an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group

  3. hex, jinx, curse, whammy(noun)

    an evil spell

    "a witch put a curse on his whole family"; "he put the whammy on me"

  4. bane, curse, scourge, nemesis(noun)

    something causing misery or death

    "the bane of my life"

  5. curse, torment(verb)

    a severe affliction

  6. curse, cuss, blaspheme, swear, imprecate(verb)

    utter obscenities or profanities

    "The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street"

  7. curse(verb)

    heap obscenities upon

    "The taxi driver who felt he didn't get a high enough tip cursed the passenger"

  8. curse, beshrew, damn, bedamn, anathemize, anathemise, imprecate, maledict(verb)

    wish harm upon; invoke evil upon

    "The bad witch cursed the child"

  9. excommunicate, unchurch, curse(verb)

    exclude from a church or a religious community

    "The gay priest was excommunicated when he married his partner"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. curse(noun)ɜrs

    magical words with a powerful negative effect

    The witch put a curse on the old woman.

  2. curseɜrs

    trouble or the harmful effect of sth

    the curse of being smarter than all your friends

  3. curseɜrs

    a swear word

    ***He shouted a curse at them.

  4. curse(verb)ɜrs

    to swear at

    He was screaming and cursing at us.

  5. curseɜrs

    to think or say negative things about

    I cursed myself for being so stupid.

  6. curseɜrs

    to say magical words to harm sb

    ***The witch had cursed her.


  1. curse(Noun)

    A supernatural detriment or hindrance; a bane.

  2. curse(Noun)

    A vulgar epithet.

  3. curse(Noun)

    A woman's monthly period.

  4. curse(Verb)

    To place a curse upon (a person or object).

  5. curse(Verb)

    To speak or shout a vulgar curse or epithet at someone or something.

  6. curse(Verb)

    To use offensive or morally inappropriate language.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Curse(verb)

    to call upon divine or supernatural power to send injury upon; to imprecate evil upon; to execrate

  2. Curse(verb)

    to bring great evil upon; to be the cause of serious harm or unhappiness to; to furnish with that which will be a cause of deep trouble; to afflict or injure grievously; to harass or torment

  3. Curse(verb)

    to utter imprecations or curses; to affirm or deny with imprecations; to swear

  4. Curse(verb)

    an invocation of, or prayer for, harm or injury; malediction

  5. Curse(verb)

    evil pronounced or invoked upon another, solemnly, or in passion; subjection to, or sentence of, divine condemnation

  6. Curse(verb)

    the cause of great harm, evil, or misfortune; that which brings evil or severe affliction; torment


  1. Curse

    A curse is any expressed wish that some form of adversity or misfortune will befall or attach to some other entity—one or more persons, a place, or an object. In particular, "curse" may refer to a wish that harm or hurt will be inflicted by any supernatural powers, such as a spell, a prayer, an imprecation, an execration, magic, witchcraft, God, a natural force, or a spirit. In many belief systems, the curse itself is considered to have some causative force in the result. To reverse or eliminate a curse is called removal or breaking, and is often believed to require equally elaborate rituals or prayers.


  1. Curse

    Curse is a privately owned Internet media and online game services company. Curse empowers online gamers with premium resources and content produced for gamers by gamers resulting in an enriched, authentic, and more enjoyable gaming experience. Dedicated to delivering the tools and expertise gamers need to succeed in virtual worlds, Curse complements the core gaming experience with news, video/livestreams, databases, wikis, forums, and add-ons. Whether players are looking for add-ons for their favorite MMO, the most successful strategies utilized by pro gamers, or just news about an upcoming release, Curse provides everything a gamer needs to get more out of their game.

Anagrams of curse

  1. cruse

  2. sucre, Sucre

  3. cures

  4. Sucre

Translations for curse

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


an act of cursing, or the words used

the witch's curse.

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