Associations to the word «Curiosity»


CURIOSITY, noun. (obsolete) Careful, delicate construction; fine workmanship, delicacy of building. [16th-19th c.]
CURIOSITY, noun. (uncountable) Inquisitiveness; the tendency to ask and learn about things by asking questions, investigating, or exploring. [from 17th c.]
CURIOSITY, noun. A unique or extraordinary object which arouses interest. [from 17th c.]

Dictionary definition

CURIOSITY, noun. A state in which you want to learn more about something.
CURIOSITY, noun. Something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting.

Wise words

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.