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Another word for curve

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Noun
  1. Something bent

      1. To cause to move around an axis or center; cause to rotate or revolve:
      2. To cause to move around in order to achieve a result, such as opening, closing, tightening, or loosening:
      3. To alter or control the functioning of (a mechanical device, for example) by the use of a rotating or similar movement:
      1. Being such that every part of the surface or the circumference is equidistant from the center:
      2. Moving in or forming a circle.
      3. Shaped like a cylinder; cylindrical.
      1. The act of curving or the state of being curved.
      2. The ratio of the change in the angle of a tangent that moves over a given arc to the length of the arc.
      3. The limit of this ratio as the length of the arc approaches zero.
      1. An implement or tool, such as a bishop's crosier or a shepherd's staff, with a bent or curved part.
      2. A part that is curved or bent like a hook.
      3. A curve or bend; a turn:
      1. The front section of a ship or boat.
      2. Either of the sides of this front section:
      3. The oar or the person wielding the oar closest to the bow in a racing shell.
      1. To cause to assume a curved or angular shape:
      2. To bring (a bow, for example) into a state of tension by drawing on a string or line.
      3. To force to assume a different direction or shape, according to one's own purpose:
    See also:

    straight

Verb
  1. To swerve from a straight line

      1. To cause to move around an axis or center; cause to rotate or revolve:
      2. To cause to move around in order to achieve a result, such as opening, closing, tightening, or loosening:
      3. To alter or control the functioning of (a mechanical device, for example) by the use of a rotating or similar movement:
      1. Being such that every part of the surface or the circumference is equidistant from the center:
      2. Moving in or forming a circle.
      3. Shaped like a cylinder; cylindrical.
      1. An implement or tool, such as a bishop's crosier or a shepherd's staff, with a bent or curved part.
      2. A part that is curved or bent like a hook.
      3. A curve or bend; a turn:
      1. The front section of a ship or boat.
      2. Either of the sides of this front section:
      3. The oar or the person wielding the oar closest to the bow in a racing shell.
      1. To cause to assume a curved or angular shape:
      2. To bring (a bow, for example) into a state of tension by drawing on a string or line.
      3. To force to assume a different direction or shape, according to one's own purpose:
      1. A usually curved structure forming the upper edge of an open space and supporting the weight above it, as in a bridge or doorway.
      2. A structure, such as a freestanding monument, shaped like an inverted U.
      3. A curve with the ends down and the middle up:
      1. Something shaped like a curve or arch:
      2. A segment of a circle.
      3. An electric arc.
      1. To fish with a hook and line.
      2. To try to get something by indirect or artful means:
      3. A fishhook or fishing tackle.
    See also:

    straight

  2. To have or cause to have a curved or sinuous form or surface

      1. To move freely back and forth or up and down in the air, as branches in the wind.
      2. To make a signal with an up-and-down or back-and-forth movement of the hand or an object held in the hand:
      3. To have an undulating or wavy form; curve or curl:
      1. To move in waves or with a smooth, wavelike motion:
      2. To have a wavelike appearance or form:
      3. To increase and decrease in volume or pitch.
      1. To twist (the hair, for example) into ringlets or coils.
      2. To form into a coiled or spiral shape:
      3. To decorate with coiled or spiral shapes.
    See also:

    straight

Another word for curve

Noun
  1. A bend

      1. A slightly arched surface, as of a road, a ship's deck, an airfoil, or a ski.
      2. The condition of having an arched surface.
      3. A setting of automobile wheels in which they are closer together at the bottom than at the top.
      1. A depression or cavity formed by a bending or curving.
      2. A dilated channel or receptacle containing chiefly venous blood.
      3. Any of various air-filled cavities in the bones of the skull, especially one communicating with the nostrils.
      1. The intersection of a right circular cone and a plane, which generates one of a group of plane curves, including the circle, ellipse, hyperbola, and parabola.
      2. A graph of the general quadratic equation in two variables.
      1. The path of a projectile or other moving body through space.
      2. A chosen or taken course:
      3. A curve that cuts all of a given family of curves or surfaces at the same angle.
      1. The curve formed by a perfectly flexible, uniformly dense, and inextensible cable suspended from its endpoints. It is identical to the graph of a hyperbolic cosine.
      2. Something having the general shape of this curve.
      1. A U-shaped piece of wood that fits under and around the neck of an ox, with its upper ends attached to the bar of the yoke.
      2. A U-shaped bend in a river.
      3. The land within such a bend of a river.
      1. An implement or tool, such as a bishop's crosier or a shepherd's staff, with a bent or curved part.
      2. A part that is curved or bent like a hook.
      3. A curve or bend; a turn:
      1. The act of curving or the state of being curved.
      2. The ratio of the change in the angle of a tangent that moves over a given arc to the length of the arc.
      3. The limit of this ratio as the length of the arc approaches zero.
      1. A closed, usually circular line that goes around an object or area.
      2. The region enclosed by such a line.
      3. A path or route the complete traversal of which without local change of direction requires returning to the starting point.
      1. A flat U-shaped metal plate fitted and nailed to the bottom of a horse's hoof for protection.
      2. A U-shaped object similar to a horseshoe.
      3. A game in which players toss horseshoes or horseshoe-shaped metal pieces at a stake so as to encircle it or come closer to it than the other players.
      1. The figure of the moon as it appears before its first quarter phase or after its third quarter phase, with concave and convex edges terminating in points.
      2. Something shaped like a crescent, such as a curved pastry or a curved street.
      3. Crescent-shaped.
      1. A usually curved structure forming the upper edge of an open space and supporting the weight above it, as in a bridge or doorway.
      2. A structure, such as a freestanding monument, shaped like an inverted U.
      3. A curve with the ends down and the middle up:
      1. The front section of a ship or boat.
      2. Either of the sides of this front section:
      3. The oar or the person wielding the oar closest to the bow in a racing shell.
      1. A curve, turn, or fold, such as a bend in a tubular organ:
      2. The act or an instance of bending or flexing; flexion.
      1. To clean or clear, as of dirt, with a broom or brush:
      2. To clear away with a broom or brush:
      3. To clear (a path or space) with a broom or brush.
  2. In baseball, a pitch that curves

Verb
      1. To twist (the hair, for example) into ringlets or coils.
      2. To form into a coiled or spiral shape:
      3. To decorate with coiled or spiral shapes.
      1. An implement or tool, such as a bishop's crosier or a shepherd's staff, with a bent or curved part.
      2. A part that is curved or bent like a hook.
      3. A curve or bend; a turn:
      1. Something shaped like a curve or arch:
      2. A segment of a circle.
      3. An electric arc.
      1. To cause to assume a curved or angular shape:
      2. To bring (a bow, for example) into a state of tension by drawing on a string or line.
      3. To force to assume a different direction or shape, according to one's own purpose:
    See also:

    bend

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