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curve

 
Noun curve has 5 senses
  1. curve, curved shape - the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
    --1 is a kind of line
    Antonyms: straight line
    --1 has particulars:
     normal curve, bell-shaped curve, Gaussian curve, Gaussian shape; meander; closed curve; S-shape; catenary; Cupid's bow; wave, undulation; extrados; gooseneck; intrados; bend, crook, turn; hook, crotchet; envelope; arc; scallop, crenation, crenature, crenel, crenelle; spiral; helix, spiral; perversion; sinuosity, sinuousness; arch; bell, bell shape, campana; bow, arc; crescent; quadric, quadric surface; roulette, line roulette
    Derived form: verb curve1
  2. curve - a line on a graph representing data
    --2 is a kind of
    line
    --2 is a part of graph, graphical record
    --2 has particulars: regression line, regression curve
  3. curve, curve ball, breaking ball, bender - a baseball thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approach the batter
    --3 is a kind of pitch, delivery
  4. curvature, curve - the property possessed by the curving of a line or surface
    --4 is a kind of shape, form, configuration, contour, conformation
    --4 has particulars: curliness; straightness
    Derived forms: verb curve3, verb curve2
  5. bend, curve - curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)
    --5 is a kind of section, segment
    --5 is a part of road, route
    --5 has particulars: blind curve, blind bend; elbow; hairpin bend
    Derived forms: verb curve5, verb curve2, verb curve1
Verb curve has 5 senses
  1. swerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew, cut - turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"
    --1 is one way to turn
    Derived forms: noun curve1, noun curve5
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  2. wind, curve - extend in curves and turns; "The road winds around the lake"
    --2 is one way to be
    Derived forms: noun curve4, noun curve5
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  3. arch, curve, arc - form an arch or curve; "her back arches"; "her hips curve nicely"
    --3 is one way to bend, flex
    Derived forms: noun curve4, noun curvature1, noun curvature3
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s something
  4. crook, curve - bend or cause to bend; "He crooked his index finger"; "the road curved sharply"
    --4 is one way to bend, flex
    Derived form: noun curvature1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s something
  5. curl, curve, kink - form a curl, curve, or kink; "the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling"
    --5 is one way to change surface
    Derived form: noun curve5
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
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