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(1)   A pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approach the batter
(2)   Curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)
(3)   The property possessed by the curving of a line or surface
(4)   A line on a graph representing data
(5)   The trace of a point whose direction of motion changes


(6)   Form a curl, curve, or kink
"The cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling"
(7)   Turn sharply; change direction abruptly
"The car cut to the left at the intersection"
"The motorbike veered to the right"
(8)   Bend or cause to bend
"He crooked his index finger"
"The road curved sharply"
(9)   Form an arch or curve
"Her back arches"
"Her hips curve nicely"
(10)   Extend in curves and turns
"The road winds around the lake"
"The path twisted through the forest"


  1. Bent without angles; crooked; curved.
    a curve line
    a curve surface


  1. A gentle bend, such as in a road.
  2. A simple figure containing no straight portions and no angles; a curved line.
  3. A continuous map from a one-dimensional space to a multidimensional space.
  4. A one-dimensional figure of non-zero length; the graph of a continuous map from a one-dimensional space.
  5. An algebraic curve; a polynomial relation of the planar coordinates.
  6. A one-dimensional continuum.
  7. (informal, usually in plural curves) The attractive shape of a woman's body.


  1. To bend; to crook.
    to curve a line
    to curve a pipe
  2. To cause to swerve from a straight course.
    to curve a ball in pitching it
  3. To bend or turn gradually from a given direction.
    the road curves to the right