(noun, adjective, verb)


1. (obsolete) Bent without angles; crooked; curved.

- a curve line

- a curve surface


1. the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes

Definition categories: shape, line

2. a line on a graph representing data

Definition categories: communication, line

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

Similar word(s): bender

Definition categories: act, delivery, pitch

4. the property possessed by the curving of a line or surface

Similar word(s): curvature

Definition categories: attribute, configuration, conformation, contour, form, shape

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

Similar word(s): bend

Definition categories: man–made, section, segment

Sentences with curve as a noun:

- You should slow down when approaching a curve.

- She scribbled a curve on the paper.

- The teacher was nice and graded the test on a curve


1. turn sharply; change direction abruptly

Similar word(s): cut, sheer, slew, slue, swerve, trend, veer

Definition categories: motion, turn

2. extend in curves and turns

Similar word(s): twist, wind

Definition categories: stative, be

3. form an arch or curve

- her hips curve nicely

Similar word(s): arc, arch

Definition categories: motion, bend, flex

4. bend or cause to bend

- the road curved sharply

Similar word(s): crook

Definition categories: motion, bend, flex

5. form a curl, curve, or kink

Similar word(s): curl, kink

Definition categories: change

Sentences with curve as a verb:

- to curve a line

- to curve a pipe

- to curve a ball in pitching it

- the road curves to the right

- The teacher will curve the test.