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1. curve

noun. ['ˈkɝːv'] the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes.

Synonyms

  • closed curve
  • extrados
  • quadric
  • normal curve
  • scallop
  • crook
  • wave
  • crenation
  • crenelle
  • line roulette
  • envelope
  • roulette
  • hook
  • crotchet
  • bell-shaped curve
  • crescent
  • arch
  • intrados
  • sinuousness
  • spiral
  • bend
  • perversion
  • catenary
  • curved shape
  • Cupid's bow
  • bell
  • meander
  • arc
  • bell shape
  • Gaussian shape
  • Gaussian curve
  • campana
  • twist
  • S-shape
  • quadric surface
  • sinuosity
  • line
  • turn
  • bow
  • helix
  • crenel
  • undulation
  • crenature

Antonyms

  • unweave
  • untwist
  • inactivity
  • natural object

Etymology

  • curvus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Curve

  • underserve
  • preserve
  • conserve
  • reserve
  • observe
  • hors-d-oeuvre
  • deserve
  • unnerve
  • swerve
  • zurve
  • verve
  • serve
  • serv
  • nerve
  • mirv
  • merv
  • herve
  • d'oeuvre
  • oeuvre
  • irve
  • irv

How do you pronounce curve?

Pronounce curve as kərv.

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Sentences with curve


1. Noun, singular or mass
Lever type handle have a set screw under the curve of the handle.

2. Verb, base form
Rose ears are folded backwards, button ears stand up and then curve down at the tips.

Quotes about curve


1. A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
- Phyllis Diller

2. The heart can think of no devotionGreater than being shore to the ocean-Holding the curve of one position,Counting an endless repetition.
- Robert Frost

3. The curve of her smile, the curve of the small of her back, the curve of her laugh, everything about her makes me want to be more well-rounded.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

2. curve

noun. ['ˈkɝːv'] a line on a graph representing data.

Synonyms

  • regression curve
  • line
  • graphical record
  • regression line

Antonyms

  • detach
  • stay in place
  • disentangle
  • unsnarl

Etymology

  • curvus (Latin)

3. curve

verb. ['ˈkɝːv'] turn sharply; change direction abruptly.

Synonyms

  • slue
  • cut
  • trend
  • slew
  • yaw
  • peel off
  • turn
  • sheer
  • swerve

Antonyms

  • heat
  • relax
  • tense
  • boil

Etymology

  • curvus (Latin)

4. curve

noun. ['ˈkɝːv'] a pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approaches the batter.

Synonyms

  • breaking ball
  • pitch
  • delivery
  • bender

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • fall
  • undercharge
  • unfasten

Etymology

  • curvus (Latin)

5. curve

verb. ['ˈkɝːv'] form an arch or curve.

Synonyms

  • bend
  • flex
  • arch
  • camber

Antonyms

  • demulsify
  • cool
  • curdle
  • get well

Etymology

  • curvus (Latin)

6. curve

verb. ['ˈkɝːv'] extend in curves and turns.

Synonyms

  • be
  • snake
  • twist
  • circumvolute
  • wind

Antonyms

  • fall asleep
  • acidify
  • fill
  • homogenise

Etymology

  • curvus (Latin)

7. curve

noun. ['ˈkɝːv'] curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.).

Synonyms

  • blind bend
  • bend
  • road
  • elbow
  • route
  • hairpin bend
  • section
  • segment

Antonyms

  • familiarity
  • angular
  • unplayful
  • inferior

Etymology

  • curvus (Latin)

8. curve

verb. ['ˈkɝːv'] bend or cause to bend.

Synonyms

  • bend
  • flex
  • crook

Antonyms

  • open
  • alkalize
  • nitrify
  • die

Etymology

  • curvus (Latin)

9. curve

noun. ['ˈkɝːv'] the property possessed by the curving of a line or surface.

Synonyms

  • waviness
  • contour
  • straightness
  • shape
  • configuration
  • curliness
  • form
  • conformation

Antonyms

  • straightness
  • unskilled
  • uncoiled
  • deflationary spiral

Etymology

  • curvus (Latin)

10. curve

verb. ['ˈkɝːv'] form a curl, curve, or kink.

Synonyms

  • bend
  • deform
  • twist
  • flex
  • curl
  • turn
  • kink

Antonyms

  • uncover
  • nonconformity
  • noncompliance
  • empty

Etymology

  • curvus (Latin)
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