Synonyms for curl

Synonyms for (noun) curl

Synonyms: whorl, lock, ringlet, curl

Definition: a strand or cluster of hair

Similar words: hair

Definition: a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss

Usage: he combed his hair; each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells


Synonyms: Robert Curl, Robert F. Curl, Robert Floyd Curl Jr., Curl

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

Similar words: chemist

Definition: a scientist who specializes in chemistry


Synonyms: curl, curlicue, coil, gyre, whorl, ringlet, scroll, roll

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

Similar words: round shape

Definition: a shape that is curved and without sharp angles

Synonyms for (verb) curl

Synonyms: curl, curve, kink

Definition: form a curl, curve, or kink

Usage: the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling

Similar words: change surface

Definition: undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface


Synonyms: curl

Definition: play the Scottish game of curling

Similar words: play

Definition: participate in games or sport

Usage: We played hockey all afternoon; play cards; Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches


Synonyms: wave, curl

Definition: twist or roll into coils or ringlets

Usage: curl my hair, please

Similar words: twist

Definition: turn in the opposite direction

Usage: twist one's head


Synonyms: curl, coil, loop

Definition: wind around something in coils or loops

Similar words: wind, wrap, twine, roll

Definition: arrange or or coil around

Usage: roll your hair around your finger; Twine the thread around the spool; She wrapped her arms around the child


Synonyms: draw in, curl, curl up

Definition: shape one's body into a curl

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

Similar words: bend, flex

Definition: form a curve

Usage: The stick does not bend