Meaning of CURVE in English

n. & v.


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.

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

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.