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curve

curve

 
pronunciation:
kuhrv
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an arc of a circle or any line resembling such a segment.
synonyms:
arc
similar words:
arch, bend, bias, bow, curvature, incurve, parabola, turn, wave
definition 2: a bend in a road.
synonyms:
bend, turn
similar words:
elbow
definition 3: a line graph that represents a single variable affected by changing conditions.
similar words:
graph
definition 4: see curve ball.
definition 5: a misleading trick.
synonyms:
ruse, trick
similar words:
deception, ploy, swindle, wile
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: curved, curves, curving
definition: to cause to curve; impart a curve to.
synonyms:
bend, turn
antonyms:
straighten
similar words:
arch, bow, incurve
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to bend in or have the shape of a curve.
synonyms:
arc, bend
antonyms:
straighten
similar words:
arch, bow, break, curl, incurve, sinuate, swing, turn, wave, wind
derivation: curved (adj.)
Word Builder: curve +
  • curved:
    having a rounded shape.
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