(noun, verb)


1. an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)

Similar word(s): curbing, kerb

Definition categories: man–made, edge

2. a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse

Definition categories: man–made, bit

3. a stock exchange in New York

Definition categories: man–made

4. the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess

Similar word(s): bridle, check

Definition categories: act, restraint


1. lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits

Similar word(s): check, contain, control, hold, moderate

Definition categories: social, keep, restrain

2. keep to the curb

- curb your dogs

Definition categories: contact, cumber, encumber, restrain

3. place restrictions on

Similar word(s): curtail, restrict

Definition categories: change, circumscribe, limit