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curve

 (kûrv)
n.
1.
a. A line that deviates from straightness in a smooth, continuous fashion.
b. A surface that deviates from planarity in a smooth, continuous fashion.
c. Something characterized by such a line or surface, especially a rounded line or contour of the human body.
2. A relatively smooth bend in a road or other course.
3.
a. A line representing data on a graph.
b. A trend derived from or as if from such a graph: "Once again, the politicians are behind the curve" (Ted Kennedy).
4. A graphic representation showing the relative performance of individuals as measured against each other, used especially as a method of grading students in which the assignment of grades is based on predetermined proportions of students.
5. Mathematics
a. The graph of a function on a coordinate plane.
b. The intersection of two surfaces in three dimensions.
c. The graph of the solutions to any equation of two variables.
6. Baseball A curve ball.
7. Slang Something that is unexpected or designed to trick or deceive.
v. curved, curv·ing, curves
v.intr.
To move in or take the shape of a curve: The path curves around the lake.
v.tr.
1. To cause to curve.
2. Baseball To pitch (a ball) with a curve.
3. To grade (students, for example) on a curve.

[From Middle English, curved, from Latin curvus; see sker- in Indo-European roots. N., sense 6, short for curve ball.]

curv′ed·ness n.
curv′y adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.curvy - having curves; "a settee with only one curvy end"
curved, curving - having or marked by a curve or smoothly rounded bend; "the curved tusks of a walrus"; "his curved lips suggested a smile but his eyes were hard"
2.curvy - (of a woman's body) having a large bosom and pleasing curves; "Hollywood seems full of curvaceous blondes"; "a curvy young woman in a tight dress"
shapely - having a well-proportioned and pleasing shape; "a slim waist and shapely legs"

curvy

adjective
Having a full, voluptuous figure:
Informal: built.
Slang: stacked.
Translations
مُنْحَـنِ
klikatýkřivý
veldrejetvelskabt
görbén
bugîóttur

curvy

[ˈkɜːvɪ] ADJ [line] → curvo; [road etc] → serpentino, con muchas curvas; [figure, woman] → curvilíneo

curvy

[ˈkɜːrvi] adj (= curvaceous) [woman, figure] → bien roulé(e)

curvy

adj (+er) (inf) road, figurekurvenreich

curve

(kəːv) noun
1. a line which is not straight at any point, like part of the edge of a circle.
2. anything shaped like this. a curve in the road.
verb
to bend in a curve. The road curves east.
curved adjective
a curved blade.
ˈcurvy adjective
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