Synonyms of curve


1. curve, curved shape, line

usage: the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes

2. curve, line

usage: a line on a graph representing data

3. curve, curve ball, breaking ball, bender, pitch, delivery

usage: a pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approaches the batter

4. curvature, curve, shape, form, configuration, contour, conformation

usage: the property possessed by the curving of a line or surface

5. bend, curve, section, segment

usage: curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)


1. swerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew, cut, turn

usage: turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"

2. wind, twist, curve, be

usage: extend in curves and turns; "The road winds around the lake"; "the path twisted through the forest"

3. arch, curve, arc, bend, flex

usage: form an arch or curve; "her back arches"; "her hips curve nicely"

4. crook, curve, bend, flex

usage: bend or cause to bend; "He crooked his index finger"; "the road curved sharply"

5. curl, curve, kink, change surface

usage: form a curl, curve, or kink; "the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling"

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Definition and meaning of curve (Dictionary)