Dictionary Results for curve


1. curve - noun

· the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes

Synonym(s): curved_shape

Hypernym(s): line

Antonym(s): straight_line




2. curve - noun

· a line on a graph representing data

Hypernym(s): line




3. curve - noun

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

Synonym(s): curve_ball, breaking_ball, bender

Hypernym(s): pitch, delivery




4. curve - noun

· the property possessed by the curving of a line or surface

Synonym(s): curvature

Hypernym(s): shape, form, configuration, contour, conformation




5. curve - noun

· curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)

Synonym(s): bend

Hypernym(s): section, segment




6. curve - verb

· turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"

Synonym(s): swerve, sheer, trend, veer, slue, slew, cut

Hypernym(s): turn




7. curve - verb

· extend in curves and turns; "The road winds around the lake"; "the path twisted through the forest"

Synonym(s): wind, twist

Hypernym(s): be




8. curve - verb

· form an arch or curve; "her back arches"; "her hips curve nicely"

Synonym(s): arch, arc

Hypernym(s): bend, flex




9. curve - verb

· bend or cause to bend; "He crooked his index finger"; "the road curved sharply"

Synonym(s): crook

Hypernym(s): bend, flex




10. curve - verb

· form a curl, curve, or kink; "the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling"

Synonym(s): curl, kink

Hypernym(s): change_surface





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