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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.
She drew a curve with the marker.
similar words:
arch, bow, turn, wave
definition 2: an area where a road or path bends.
Drive slowly around the curve.
similar words:
elbow
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: curved, curves, curving
definition 1: to cause to have a round, bent shape.
The carpenter curved the edge of the shelf with his tools.
synonyms:
bend
definition 2: to take the shape of a curve; bend.
The road curves to the left at the top of the hill.
synonyms:
bend
similar words:
curl, turn
derivation: curved (adj.)
Word Builder: curve +
  • curved:
    having a rounded shape.
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