What is the meaning of curve?


  • The trace of a point whose direction of motion changes.
  • A line on a graph representing data.
  • A pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approaches the batter.
  • The property possessed by the curving of a line or surface.
  • Curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc..


  • Turn sharply; change direction abruptly.
    • usage: "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"
  • Extend in curves and turns.
    • usage: "The road winds around the lake"; "the path twisted through the forest"
  • Form an arch or curve.
    • usage: "her back arches"; "her hips curve nicely"
  • Bend or cause to bend.
    • usage: "He crooked his index finger"; "the road curved sharply"
  • Form a curl, curve, or kink.
    • usage: "the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling"
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APAWordNet. (2010). curve. Retrieved February 17, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/curve/definitions/1189017
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MLAWordNet. "curve" 23 October 2010. Web. 17 February 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/curve/definitions/1189017>
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