HyperDic: curve

English > 10 senses of the word curve:
NOUNshapecurve, curved shapethe trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
communicationcurvea line on a graph representing data
actcurve, curve ball, breaking ball, bendera pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approaches the batter
attributecurve, curvaturethe property possessed by the curving of a line or surface
artifactcurve, bendcurved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)
VERBmotioncurve, swerve, sheer, trend, veer, slue, slew, cutturn sharply
stativecurve, wind, twistextend in curves and turns
motioncurve, arch, arcform an arch or curve
motioncurve, crookbend or cause to bend
changecurve, curl, kinkform a curl, curve, or kink
curve > pronunciation
Soundsker'v
Rhymesconserve ... verve: 12 rhymes with erv...
English > curve: 10 senses > noun 1, shape
MeaningThe trace of a point whose direction of motion changes.
Synonymcurved shape
NarrowerCupid's bowThe double curve of the upper lip when considered to resemble Cupid's bow
S-shapeA double curve resembling the letter S
arcA continuous portion of a circle
archA curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening
bell, bell shape, campanaThe shape of a bell
bend, crook, twist, turnA circular segment of a curve
bow, arcSomething curved in shape
catenaryThe curve theoretically assumed by a perfectly flexible and inextensible cord of uniform density / density and cross section hanging freely from two fixed points
closed curveA curve (such as a circle) having no endpoints
crescentAny shape resembling the curved shape of the moon in its first or last quarters
envelopeA curve that is tangent to each of a family of curves
extradosThe exterior curve of an arch
gooseneckSomething in a thin curved form (like the neck of a goose)
helix, spiralA curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle
hook, crotchetA sharp curve or crook
intradosThe interior curve of an arch
lemniscateAny of several plane algebraic curves in the shape of a figure eight
meanderA bend or curve, as in a stream or river
normal curve, bell-shaped curve, Gaussian curve, Gaussian shapeA symmetrical curve representing the normal distribution
perversionA curve that reverses the direction of something
quadric, quadric surfaceA curve or surface whose equation (in Cartesian coordinates) is of the second degree
roulette, line rouletteA line generated by a point on one figure rolling around a second figure
scallop, crenation, crenature, crenel, crenelleOne of a series of rounded projections (or the notches between them) formed by curves along an edge (as the edge of a leaf or piece of cloth or the margin of a shell or a shriveled red blood cell observed in a hypertonic solution etc.)
sinuosity, sinuousnessHaving curves
spiralA plane curve traced by a point circling about the center but at increasing distances from the center
wave, undulationAn undulating curve
BroaderlineA length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness
Oppositestraight lineA line traced by a point traveling in a constant direction
Spanishcurva
Catalancorba
Adjectivessigmoidcurved in two directions (like the letter S)
Verbscurveturn sharply
English > curve: 10 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA line on a graph representing data.
Part ofgraph, graphical record, graphical recordingA visual representation of the relations between certain quantities plotted with reference to a set of axes
Narrowerregression line, regression curveA smooth curve fitted to the set of paired data in regression analysis
BroaderlineA length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness
Spanishcurva
Catalancorba
English > curve: 10 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approaches the batter.
Synonymscurve ball, breaking ball, bender
Broaderpitch, delivery(baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
Spanishcurve ball
Catalancurve ball
English > curve: 10 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningThe property possessed by the curving of a line or surface.
Synonymcurvature
Narrowercurliness, waviness(of hair) a tendency to curl
straightness(of hair) lack of a tendency to curl
Broadershape, form, configuration, contour, conformationAny spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
Spanishcorvadura, curvatura
Catalancurvatura
Adjectivescurvy, curveyhaving curves
Verbscurveform an arch or curve
curveextend in curves and turns
English > curve: 10 senses > noun 5, artifact
Meaningcurved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.).
Synonymbend
CategoryriverA large natural stream of water (larger / larger than a creek)
Part ofroad, routeAn open way (generally public) for travel or transportation / transportation
Narrowerblind curve, blind bendA curve or bend in the road that you cannot see around as you are driving
elbowA sharp bend in a road or river
hairpin bendA U-shaped bend in a road
Broadersection, segmentOne of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object
Spanishángulo, codo, curva, pliegue
Catalancorba, giragonsa, revolt
Adjectivescurvy, curveyhaving curves
Verbscurveform a curl, curve, or kink
curveturn sharply
curveextend in curves and turns
English > curve: 10 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningTurn sharply; change direction abruptly.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Synonymsswerve, sheer, trend, veer, slue, slew, cut
Narrowerpeel offLeave a formation
yawswerve off course momentarily
Broaderturnchange orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
Spanishvirar
Nounscurvecurved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)
curvethe trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
English > curve: 10 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningExtend in curves and turns.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Synonymswind, twist
Narrowercircumvolutewind or turn in volutions, especially in an inward spiral, as of snail
snakeform a snake-like pattern
spiralform a spiral / spiral
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Spanishserpentear, zigzaguear
Catalanserpejar, serpentejar
Nounscurvecurved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)
curvethe property possessed by the curving of a line or surface
English > curve: 10 senses > verb 3, motion
Meaningform an arch or curve.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something
Example "her hips curve nicely"
Synonymsarch, arc
Narrowercambercurve upward in the middle
Broaderbend, flexform a curve
Spanisharcar, arquear
Catalanarcar, arquejar
Nounscurvature, curvethe property possessed by the curving of a line or surface
curvature(medicine) a curving or bending
English > curve: 10 senses > verb 4, motion
Meaningbend or cause to bend.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something
Example "the road curved sharply"
Synonymcrook
Narrowerrecurvecurve or bend (something) back or down
Broaderbend, flexform a curve
Spanishcurvar, encorvarse
Catalancorbar-se, corbar, encorbar
Nounscurvature(medicine) a curving or bending
English > curve: 10 senses > verb 5, change
Meaningform a curl, curve, or kink.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymscurl, kink
Entailsflex, bend, deform, twist, turnCause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked / crooked or angular form
Broaderchange surfaceUndergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface
Spanishcurvar
Catalanarrissar-se, arrissar, cargolar-se, cargolar, enroscar
Nounscurvecurved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)

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