curve curve  /ˈkɜrv/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
  2. (n) a line on a graph representing data
  3. (n) a pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approaches the batter
  4. (n) the property possessed by the curving of a line or surface
  5. (n) curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)
  6. (v) turn sharply; change direction abruptly
  7. (v) extend in curves and turns
  8. (v) form an arch or curve
  9. (v) bend or cause to bend
  10. (v) form a curl, curve, or kink

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The Laffer curve is an interesting concept, and it is a true concept.
  2. Marichal's curve ball can be pretty illusory too.
  3. His curve plots popularity against inventory.

News

  1. Curve-Rock Cats PPD Again Thursday Night

    NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT - The Altoona Curve and the New Britain Rock Cats were postponed on Thursday night due to weather in the area. This game will be made up as part of a doubleheader later on this season at Peoples Natural Gas Field in Altoona.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: WTAJ-TV Altoona

  2. Learning curve on upswing for Hawks

    The 2013 season continued to be a learning curve for the young Westland Huron Valley Lutheran girls softball team.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Plymouth Observer

  3. Curve Series Opener In New Britain PPD

    Curve and Rock Cats will play a double-header tomorrow beginning at 5:35.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WTAJ-TV Altoona

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Quotes

  1. "It was like racing a car at max velocity. When you hit a curve, you either maintain control or you crash and burn," Jones said. "Today, I crashed and burned. I'm shocked and sad. But I'm happy for the girls."
    on Aug 18, 2008 By: Lolo Jones Source: MSNBC (press release)

  2. "Before I went out on the track I felt a little tightness in my hamstring so I had kind of a bad feeling," Gay said in a statement released by USATF. "When I came off the curve the first two steps were fine, and then I felt it, sort of a...
    on Jul 5, 2008 By: Tyson Gay Source: USA Today

  3. "I don't think he will break it here," Johnson said Wednesday, "but I wouldn't be shocked or surprised (if he did). In order to run 19.30, he has to run the curve better and hold his speed for longer. I didn't think he would run 9.69 (in the...
    on Aug 20, 2008 By: Michael Johnson Source: Chicago Tribune

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