Meaning of 'curve'

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Meaning of ‘curve’

10 definitions found.



to bend or cause to bend

Example: "The road curves."

Synonyms: crook


a pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approaches the batter

Synonyms: curve ball breaking ball bender


curved segment of a road, river, railroad track etc.

Example: "We could see the train coming around the curve."

Synonyms: bend


the property possessed by the curving of a line or surface

Synonyms: curvature


a line on a graph representing data


the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes

Synonyms: curved shape


to form a curl, curve, or kink

Synonyms: curl kink


to turn sharply

Example: "The road curves ahead."

Synonyms: sheer cut swerve trend slew veer slue


to form an arch or curve

Example: "The hallway curves at both ends."

Synonyms: arch arc


to extend in curves and turns

Synonyms: twist wind

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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