Meaning of CURVE in English

n. & v.

n. 1 a line or surface having along its length a regular deviation from being straight or flat, as exemplified by the surface of a sphere or lens. 2 a curved form or thing. 3 a curved line on a graph. 4 Baseball a ball caused to deviate by the pitcher's spin. & intr. bend or shape so as to form a curve. curved adj.

[ orig. as adj. (in curve line) f. L curvus bent: (v.) f. L curvare ]

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