Definitions of curl

  1. To shrink into ringlets; to rise in undulations; to ripple; to writhe; to shrink back.
  2. To curl into ringlets or curves; adorn with curls; take spiral shape.
  3. To twist into ringlets; crisp; coil; raise in waves; curve.
  4. To twist into ringlets: to coil.
  5. To make into ringlets; become coiled; play at the game of curling.
  6. To shrink into ringlets: to rise in undulations: to writhe: to rippel: to play at the game of curling.
  7. shape one's body into a curl; " She curled farther down under the covers"; " She fell and drew in"
  8. twist or roll into coils or ringlets; " curl my hair, please"
  9. To twist into ringlets: to coil, as a serpent; to dress with curls; to raise in undulations or ripples.
  10. To turn, form, or bend into ringlets, as the hair; to twist; to coil; to play at the game of curling.
  11. a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles
  12. To twist or form into ringlets; to crisp, as the hair.
  13. To twist or make onto coils, as a serpent's body.
  14. To deck with, or as with, curls; to ornament.
  15. To raise in waves or undulations; to ripple.
  16. To shape ( the brim) into a curve.
  17. 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.
  18. To move in curves, spirals, or undulations; to contract in curving outlines; to bend in a curved form; to make a curl or curls.
  19. To play at the game called curling.
  20. A ringlet, especially of hair; anything of a spiral or winding form.
  21. An undulating or waving line or streak in any substance, as wood, glass, etc.; flexure; sinuosity.
  22. A disease in potatoes, in which the leaves, at their first appearance, seem curled and shrunken.
  23. A ringlet of hair; bend.
  24. A ringlet of hair. or what is like it: a wave, bending, or twist.
  26. A ringlet of hair, or anything like it.
  27. Curly.
  28. To wind into curls; to coil; bend over.
  29. Anything coiled or spiral, as a ringlet.
  30. A ringlet of hair or anything like it; undulation; sinuosity; a winding in the grain of wood; a disease in potatoes, in which the leaves seem curled and shrunk up.