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See definition of curves on Dictionary.com
  • nounarched, rounded line or object
  • verbbending in a shape or course

synonyms for curves

  • arc
  • arch
  • contour
  • loop
  • trajectory
  • ambit
  • bend
  • bight
  • bow
  • camber
  • catenary
  • chord
  • circle
  • circuit
  • circumference
  • compass
  • concavity
  • crook
  • curlicue
  • curvature
  • ellipse
  • festoon
  • flexure
  • hairpin
  • half-moon
  • helix
  • horseshoe
  • hyperbola
  • incurvation
  • incurvature
  • meniscus
  • ogee
  • parabola
  • quirk
  • round
  • sinuosity
  • sweep
  • swerve
  • turn
  • vault
  • whorl
  • curvation
  • rondure

antonyms for curves

MOST RELEVANT
  • line
  • stay
  • straighten
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How to use curves in a sentence

At the foot of the hills the road follows the valleys with gentle curves and easy grades.
BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
Though comparatively level and with splendid surface, it abounds in sharp curves and in many places runs along high embankments.
BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
Up and up went the trail, twisting back and forth in long horseshoe curves.
MOTOR MATT'S "CENTURY" RUNSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
The silver river flowed in graceful curves between willows, until it vanished from the sight.
MARGUERITEANATOLE FRANCE
His white tail curves beautifully like the plumes on the hats of the circus ladies.
SEVEN O'CLOCK STORIESROBERT GORDON ANDERSON
Then with superb curves the lovely gulls swept round, and remained delicately poised over the stern.
THE CHEQUERSJAMES RUNCIMAN
The distal one third of the baculum curves sharply but smoothly upwards (see fig. 9).
GENERA AND SUBGENERA OF CHIPMUNKSJOHN A. WHITE
As the Silence walked on, I could see the grass waving in zig-zag curves across the river.
KARI THE ELEPHANTDHAN GOPAL MUKERJI
Fig. 51 shows maximum bending moment curves for an extreme case of a short bridge with very unequal loads.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
The three lightly dotted parabolas are the curves of maximum moment for each of the loads taken separately.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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