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curfew a rule or law that establishes a time after which everyone, or everyone of a particular class or group, must be off the street and inside for the night. [2 definitions]
curia (often cap.) the collection of officials who direct the overall government of the Roman Catholic Church; papal court. [2 definitions]
curie a unit of radioactivity equal to 3.7 times 1010 disintegrations per second.
curio any object, such as a piece of art, that is desired or significant only as a curiosity or novelty.
curiosity the desire to learn or know. [2 definitions]
curious eager to learn or know. [3 definitions]
curium a synthetic radioactive chemical element that has ninety-six protons in each nucleus. (symbol: Cm)
curl to make into coils, spirals, or rings. [8 definitions]
curler any of various pins, rollers, and the like that are used in curling hair. [2 definitions]
curlew any of a number of shorebirds that have long legs and a long, curved beak.
curlicue a decorative curled line, as on a signature.
curling a game played on ice in which two teams, of four players each, slide a stone or other heavy object toward a circle at either end of the ice, the players being permitted to clean the path of the stone to control its speed and direction.
curling iron a metal implement in the form of a rod that is heated, around which hair is wrapped in order to curl or wave it.
curl up to get into a comfortable sitting or reclining position.
curly having curls or tending to curl, as hair.
curmudgeon an irritable or ill-tempered person.
currant a small seedless raisin. [3 definitions]
currency any money in circulation as a valid means of trade or exchange. [2 definitions]
current happening in or belonging to the present time. [5 definitions]
current affairs events of a political, societal, or economic nature that are occurring in the present time and are often covered in the media.
current events significant events that have recently occurred in a particular area or in the world at large, often reported in the news and discussed publicly.