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curve

adjective (a)

  • Bent without angles; crooked; curved; as, a curve line; a curve surface. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

noun (n)

  • the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes (noun.shape)
    Synonym: curved shape
    Antonym: straight line
    source: wordnet30
  • a line on a graph representing data (noun.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • a pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approaches the batter (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • the property possessed by the curving of a line or surface (noun.attribute)
    Synonym: curvature
    source: wordnet30
  • curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.) (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: bend
    source: wordnet30
  • A bending without angles; that which is bent; a flexure; as, a curve in a railway or canal. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • turn sharply; change direction abruptly (verb.motion)
    Synonym: cut, sheer, slew, slue, swerve, trend, veer
    source: wordnet30
  • extend in curves and turns (verb.stative)
    Synonym: twist, wind
    source: wordnet30
  • form an arch or curve (verb.motion)
    Synonym: arc, arch
    Example:
    Her hips curve nicely.
    source: wordnet30
  • bend or cause to bend (verb.motion)
    Synonym: crook
    Example:
    The road curved sharply.
    source: wordnet30
  • form a curl, curve, or kink (verb.change)
    Synonym: curl, kink
    source: wordnet30
  • To bend; to crook; as, to curve a line; to curve a pipe; to cause to swerve from a straight course; as, to curve a ball in pitching it. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To bend or turn gradually from a given direction; as, the road curves to the right. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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