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Meaning & Definition of Curve in English

English

Curve

/kərv/

noun

1. The trace of a point whose direction of motion changes

    synonym:
  • curve
  • ,
  • curved shape

2. A line on a graph representing data

    synonym:
  • curve

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

    synonym:
  • curve
  • ,
  • curve ball
  • ,
  • breaking ball
  • ,
  • bender

4. The property possessed by the curving of a line or surface

    synonym:
  • curvature
  • ,
  • curve

5. Curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)

    synonym:
  • bend
  • ,
  • curve

verb

1. Turn sharply

  • Change direction abruptly
  • "The car cut to the left at the intersection"
  • "The motorbike veered to the right"
    synonym:
  • swerve
  • ,
  • sheer
  • ,
  • curve
  • ,
  • trend
  • ,
  • veer
  • ,
  • slue
  • ,
  • slew
  • ,
  • cut

2. Extend in curves and turns

  • "The road winds around the lake"
  • "The path twisted through the forest"
    synonym:
  • wind
  • ,
  • twist
  • ,
  • curve

3. Form an arch or curve

  • "Her back arches"
  • "Her hips curve nicely"
    synonym:
  • arch
  • ,
  • curve
  • ,
  • arc

4. Bend or cause to bend

  • "He crooked his index finger"
  • "The road curved sharply"
    synonym:
  • crook
  • ,
  • curve

5. Form a curl, curve, or kink

  • "The cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling"
    synonym:
  • curl
  • ,
  • curve
  • ,
  • kink

Examples of using

The curve extends from point A to point B.