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Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Maya Angelou

Meaning of "curl" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CURL

Probably from Middle Dutch crullen to curl; related to Middle High German krol curly, Middle Low German krūs curly.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CURL

curl  [kɜːl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CURL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Curl is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb curl in English.

WHAT DOES CURL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of curl in the English dictionary

The first definition of curl in the dictionary is to grow into curves or ringlets. Other definition of curl is sometimes foll by up to twist or roll into coils or ringlets. Curl is also to become or cause to become spiral-shaped or curved; coil.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CURL

PRESENT

Present
I curl
you curl
he/she/it curls
we curl
you curl
they curl
Present continuous
I am curling
you are curling
he/she/it is curling
we are curling
you are curling
they are curling
Present perfect
I have curled
you have curled
he/she/it has curled
we have curled
you have curled
they have curled
Present perfect continuous
I have been curling
you have been curling
he/she/it has been curling
we have been curling
you have been curling
they have been curling
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I curled
you curled
he/she/it curled
we curled
you curled
they curled
Past continuous
I was curling
you were curling
he/she/it was curling
we were curling
you were curling
they were curling
Past perfect
I had curled
you had curled
he/she/it had curled
we had curled
you had curled
they had curled
Past perfect continuous
I had been curling
you had been curling
he/she/it had been curling
we had been curling
you had been curling
they had been curling
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will curl
you will curl
he/she/it will curl
we will curl
you will curl
they will curl
Future continuous
I will be curling
you will be curling
he/she/it will be curling
we will be curling
you will be curling
they will be curling
Future perfect
I will have curled
you will have curled
he/she/it will have curled
we will have curled
you will have curled
they will have curled
Future perfect continuous
I will have been curling
you will have been curling
he/she/it will have been curling
we will have been curling
you will have been curling
they will have been curling
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would curl
you would curl
he/she/it would curl
we would curl
you would curl
they would curl
Conditional continuous
I would be curling
you would be curling
he/she/it would be curling
we would be curling
you would be curling
they would be curling
Conditional perfect
I would have curl
you would have curl
he/she/it would have curl
we would have curl
you would have curl
they would have curl
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been curling
you would have been curling
he/she/it would have been curling
we would have been curling
you would have been curling
they would have been curling
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you curl
we let´s curl
you curl
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to curl
Past participle
curled
Present Participle
curling
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CURL


batgirl
ˈbætˌɡɜːl
burl
bɜːl
cowgirl
ˈkaʊɡɜːl
earl
ɜːl
furl
fɜːl
girl
ɡɜːl
gurl
ɡɜːl
homegirl
ˈhəʊmˌɡɜːl
hurl
hɜːl
merle
mɜːl
pearl
pɜːl
Perl
pɜːl
playgirl
ˈpleɪˌɡɜːl
purl
pɜːl
schoolgirl
ˈskuːlˌɡɜːl
Searle
sɜːl
showgirl
ˈʃəʊˌɡɜːl
swirl
swɜːl
twirl
twɜːl
whirl
wɜːl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CURL

curium
curl one´s lip
curl paper
curl up
curled
curled paperwork
curler
curlew
curlew sandpiper
curli
curlicue
curlier
curliest
curliewurlie
curlily
curliness
curling
curling iron
curling irons
curling pins

WORDS THAT END LIKE CURL

American Curl
becurl
churl
kiss curl
knurl
murl
nurl
pin curl
preacher curl
spit curl
trunk curl
uncurl
unfurl
upcurl
upfurl
uphurl

Synonyms and antonyms of curl in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CURL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «curl» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of curl
bend · coil · convolute · corkscrew · crimp · curlicue · curve · entwine · frizz · kink · lock · loop · meander · perm · ringlet · spiral · turn · twine · twirl · twist · wave · whorl · wind · wreathe · writhe

Translation of «curl» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CURL

Find out the translation of curl to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of curl from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «curl» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

卷曲
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

rizo
570 millions of speakers

English

curl
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कर्ल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جَعْدَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

завиток
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

caracol
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কুড়িতিবা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

boucle
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Curitiba
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Locke
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

巻き毛
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

곱슬곱슬한 머리칼
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Curitiba
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự uốn xoăn tóc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கியூரிடிபா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कूर्टिबा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Curitiba
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ricciolo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

lok
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

кучер
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

buclă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μπούκλα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

krul
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

lock
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

krøll
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of curl

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CURL»

The term «curl» is very widely used and occupies the 13.443 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CURL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about curl

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10 QUOTES WITH «CURL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word curl.
1
Lynn Abbey
My writing has to support more than my research habit, but I love to curl up with a book about some dusty corner of history.
2
Maya Angelou
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
3
Abraham Cahan
What is this world? A mere curl of smoke for the wind to scatter.
4
Ann Coulter
Democrats couldn't care less if people in Indiana hate them. But if Europeans curl their lips, liberals can't look at themselves in the mirror.
5
Peter Dinklage
Any swagger is just defense. When you're reminded so much of who you are by people - not a fame thing, but with my size, constantly, growing up - you just either curl up in a corner in the dark or you wear it proudly, like armor or something. You can turn it on its head and use it yourself before anybody else gets a chance.
6
Michael Douglas
I do think of myself as a bit of a loner, a bit of an independent. I'm one of those people who, when they're sick, like to curl up and remove myself. I don't like a lot of people around. There is nothing you can do to help.
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Kimberly Elise
Believe it or not, I loved my Jheri curl and thought it was beautiful on me. It actually made my hair grow like crazy. What they didn't tell you back then was that once you get the Jheri curl, there's no way of getting rid of it, so when I was over it, I ended up having to cut off all my hair and start all over again.
8
Mel Ferrer
I curl up inside and freeze when I have to act. I much prefer sitting on the sidelines and trying to get the best out of other people.
9
Angie Harmon
I don't have the time to curl up on my couch with a good book.
10
Amanda Hocking
I have a screened in porch, and it's nice to curl up with a book outside when it's raining, especially an old battered classic like 'Pride & Prejudice & Zombies.'

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CURL»

Discover the use of curl in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to curl and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Curl Talk: Everything You Need to Know to Love and Care for ...
Percy is incredibly accident-prone, and holds the dubious record of the most accidents. Percy has had a small rivalary with Harold, however, they are always willing to help each other when in trouble.
Ouidad, Jennifer Schonbrunn Hinkle, 2002
2
A Practical Guide to Curl
Using a building block approach, this book helps both HTML/JavaScript/CSS and Java programmers understand the Curl language, and addresses any features that are new or specific to scripting or Java programming.
Kevin Hanegan, 2003
3
Patty Jane's House of Curl
A whimsical novel with strong but emotive female characters in the tradition of Fried Green Tomatoes features a pair of sisters in Minnesota, including an abandoned mother, who open a cozy beauty salon. Reprint.
Lorna Landvik, 1999
4
Cut and Carve Candles: Beautiful Candles to Dip, Carve, ...
Projects included: Scroll candle sample project -- Mushroom candle -- Column candle -- Bow-tie candle -- Ribbons and bows candle -- Rows of bows candles -- Citrus splash candle -- Double layer with a twist -- Butterfly candle -- Twist ...
Dana Brooks, 2004
5
Sometimes I Like to Curl Up in a Ball
A little wombat has an active day running, jumping, and playing in the mud, but his favorite time is when he can find a soft, cozy spot to curl up into a ball and go to sleep.
Vicki Churchill, 2001
6
Curl to Win
Russ draws on his more than three decades of experience as a winning player and coach to explain Basics: start off on the right foot by picking the right equipment and really understanding how to play the game Delivery: improve your ...
Russ Howard, 2010
7
Div, grad, curl and all that: an informal text on vector ...
This new fourth edition of the acclaimed and bestselling Div, Grad, Curl, and All That has been carefully revised and now includes updated notations and seven new example exercises.
Harry Moritz Schey, 2005
8
Beyond the Twelve-Ounce Curl
If you are looking to improve your physical condition and/or lose some weight, reading this book can get you started down the road to better health.
Mark Sinderson, 2010
9
Curl-up Quilts: Flannel Appliqué & More from Piece O' Cake ...
Warm and cosy flannel quilts with Piece O'Cake flair! 7 super-cosy quilts in flannel and wool and 4 coordinating pillows Becky and Linda show you how to applique with flannel Great for beginners - big, simple shapes make applique easy These ...
Becky Goldsmith, Linda Jenkins, 2004
10
Georgian Architecture
Examining the period's remarkable stylistic diversity, this is an illustrated guide to the architecture of the reigns of the first four Georges (1714-1830).
James Curl, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CURL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term curl is used in the context of the following news items.
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Albanese: 'go and curl up in a corner'
Albanese: 'go and curl up in a corner' (00:29). Senior Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese, speaking to the media in Brisbane, says Federal ... «Brisbane Times, Jul 15»
2
New Rip Curl store creates five jobs
FIVE new jobs will be created when Rip Curl opens a shop in ... Ms Druce also runs the Rip Curl Bundaberg store, and the franchise owns two ... «Gladstone Observer, Jul 15»
3
Try It Before You Buy It: Curl Secret
It's called “Curl Secret,” and FOX 4 took it to Silver Screen Salon in the Crossroads to put it to the test. Salon owner Travis Crall says that he's ... «fox4kc.com, Jul 15»
4
New spiral cutter gives french fries healthy curl
I've been watching the “zoodle” craze from the sidelines. Admittedly, I've been tempted to jump in. Noodles made from zucchini using a ... «The Westerly Sun, Jul 15»
5
RIP CURL ANNOUNCES SURFING IS EVERYTHING
Screen Shot 2015-06-30 at 10.41.45 AM Rip Curl is excited to announce the return of the Surfing Is Everything Retail Tour in Southern ... «Surfer Magazine, Jun 15»
6
Curly Hair Solutions™ Showcases Entire Curl Keeper™ Collection …
This opportunity to distribute the Curl Keeper™ Collection worldwide is a huge next step for us. We are thrilled to share our popular products, ... «PR Web, Jun 15»
7
Rip Curl Announces Surfing Is Everything Summer Retail Tour In …
Rip Curl has announced the tour schedule for their Surfing is Everything Retail Tour. Don't miss out on athlete appearances, hat giveaways, ... «Transworld Business, Jun 15»
8
Curl Curl surfer has credit card stolen after leaving his car to go surfing
Matt Hiddlestone was surfing at South Curl Curl on Wednesday at about 4pm. And while he usually secures his car key to his wetsuit, he had a ... «The Daily Telegraph, Jun 15»
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JOSEPH CURL: GOP presidential candidates response to same-sex …
In this Jan. 24, 2015, file photo, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File) more >. «Washington Times, Jun 15»
10
Creepy Online Encounters (Part I)
Today we begin with former Drudge Report editor Joe Curl, who now works for The Washington Times, who expressed special affection this ... «Daily Caller, Jun 15»

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