1. [ adjective ] moving in curves or spirals

"the crisp white edge of a curling wave" "curling smoke from the chimney"

Related terms: moving
2. [ adjective ] having curls
Synonyms: curled
Related terms: curly
3. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 20303
4. [ noun ] (Scotland) a game played on ice; curling stones (heavy stones with handles) are slid toward a target
Related terms: game Scotland
Similar spelling:   Curlin