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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 curl /ˈkɝ(ə)l/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology

 旋度 捲曲

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Curl v. t. [imp. & p. p. Curled p. pr. & vb. n. Curling.]
 1. To twist or form into ringlets; to crisp, as the hair.
    But curl their locks with bodkins and with braid.   --Cascoigne.
 2. To twist or make onto coils, as a serpent's body.
 Of his tortuous train,
 Curled many a wanton wreath in sight of Eve.   --Milton.
 3. To deck with, or as with, curls; to ornament.
 Thicker than the snaky locks
 That curledMegæra.   --Milton.
    Curling with metaphors a plain intention.   --Herbert.
 4. To raise in waves or undulations; to ripple.
 Seas would be pools without the brushing air
 To curl the waves.   --Dryden.
 5. Hat Making To shape (the brim) into a curve.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Curl, v. i.
 1. 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.
    Thou seest it [hair] will not curl by nature.   --Shak.
 2. To move in curves, spirals, or undulations; to contract in curving outlines; to bend in a curved form; to make a curl or curls. Cirling billows.”
    Then round her slender waist he curled.   --Dryden.
    Curling smokes from village tops are seen.   --Pope.
    Gayly curl the waves before each dashing prow.   --Byron.
    He smiled a king of sickly smile, and curled up on the floor.   --Bret Harte.
 3. To play at the game called curling. [Scot.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Curl n.
 1. A ringlet, especially of hair; anything of a spiral or winding form.
 Under a coronet, his flowing hair
 In curls on either cheek played.   --Milton.
 2. An undulating or waving line or streak in any substance, as wood, glass, etc.; flexure; sinuosity.
    If the glass of the prisms . . . be without those numberless waves or curls which usually arise from the sand holes.   --Sir I. Newton.
 3. A disease in potatoes, in which the leaves, at their first appearance, seem curled and shrunken.
 Blue curls. Bot. See under Blue.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles [syn:
            coil, whorl, roll, curlicue, ringlet, gyre,
      2: American chemist who with Richard Smalley and Harold Kroto
         discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry
         (born in 1933) [syn: Robert Curl, Robert F. Curl, Robert
         Floyd Curl Jr.]
      3: a strand or cluster of hair [syn: lock, ringlet, whorl]
      v 1: form a curl, curve, or kink; "the cigar smoke curled up at
           the ceiling" [syn: curve, kink]
      2: shape one's body into a curl; "She curled farther down under
         the covers"; "She fell and drew in" [syn: curl up, draw
      3: wind around something in coils or loops [syn: coil, loop]
         [ant: uncoil]
      4: twist or roll into coils or ringlets; "curl my hair, please"
         [syn: wave]
      5: play the Scottish game of curling