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currycomb a metal comb used to groom horses. [2 definitions]
curry favor to attempt to gain approval by servile behavior or flattery.
curry powder a mixture of spices such as turmeric and coriander, used as a seasoning.
curse an expression of a desire that someone or something might suffer misfortune, or, in tales of magic, a spell that brings misfortune. [9 definitions]
cursed worthy of being detested or hated. [2 definitions]
curse word a word that is considered to be obscene or profane, esp. when it is used to condemn or to express anger.
cursive of writing in which individual letters within words are joined, or of print that simulates such writing. [3 definitions]
cursor a movable lighted marker on a computer terminal screen that indicates where data can be inserted.
cursory done quickly and without care; superficial.
curt unpleasantly abrupt; brusque. [2 definitions]
curtail to make shorter; cut off part of.
curtain a piece of cloth hung in a window, archway, or other opening for decoration, to shut out light or to conceal something. [7 definitions]
curtain call an invitation, communicated by an audience's appreciative applause, for performers to return to the stage after a performance has ended.
curtainless combined form of curtain.
curtain raiser a short play presented before the main production. [2 definitions]
curtain wall an exterior wall that has no structural function.
curtsy a formal gesture of respect, made by girls and women, in which the body is lowered slightly by bending the knees while, often, one foot extends behind the other; counterpart of a bow by boys and men. [2 definitions]
curvaceous (informal) of a woman, having a full figure with pronounced curves; voluptuous.
curvature the condition of being curved or bent. [3 definitions]
curve an arc of a circle or any line resembling such a segment. [7 definitions]
curve ball a baseball pitch in which the ball curves toward the opposite side from which it was thrown. [2 definitions]