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curve

curve

 
pronunciation:
kuhrv
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a line that bends smoothly in one direction without any straight parts or angles.
synonyms:
arc
similar words:
arch, bend, bow, turn, wave
definition 2: a bend in a road or path.
Drive slowly around the curve.
synonyms:
bend, turn
similar words:
elbow
definition 3: a baseball pitch in which the ball curves toward the opposite side from which it was thrown; curve ball.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: curved, curves, curving
definition 1: to cause to curve; give a curve to.
The carpenter curved the corners of the table top with a plane.
synonyms:
bend
antonyms:
straighten
similar words:
arch, bow
definition 2: to take the shape of a curve; bend.
The river curves around the rocks.
synonyms:
bend
antonyms:
straighten
similar words:
arch, bow, curl, turn, wave, wind
derivation: curved (adj.)
Word Builder: curve +
  • curved:
    having a rounded shape.
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