|1.||[ noun ] the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes|
|Related terms:||straight_line line bend spiral arc normal_curve arch bell bow intrados hook envelope wave catenary crenature closed_curve crenation crescent quadric roulette s-shape cupid's_bow gooseneck sinuosity extrados perversion helix meander swerve|
|2.||[ noun ] (mathematics) a line on a graph representing data|
|Related terms:||line regression_line graph|
|3.||[ verb ] (transportation) turn sharply; change direction abruptly|
|Synonyms:||veer swerve cut sheer slue slew trend|
"The car cut to the left at the intersection" "The motorbike veered to the right"
|Related terms:||turn peel_off yaw bend swerve yaw|
|4.||[ noun ] (baseball) a baseball thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approach the batter|
|Synonyms:||breaking_ball bender curve_ball|
|Related terms:||pitch bend|
|5.||[ verb ] extend in curves and turns|
"The road winds around the lake"
|Related terms:||be circumvolute spiral snake curvature|
|6.||[ verb ] form an arch or curve|
"her back arches" "her hips curve nicely"
|Related terms:||bend camber arch bow arch curvature curvature arch|
|7.||[ verb ] bend or cause to bend|
"He crooked his index finger" "the road curved sharply"
|Related terms:||bend recurve curvature|
|8.||[ verb ] form a curl, curve, or kink|
"the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling" "The road curved"
|Related terms:||change_surface coil bend|
|9.||[ noun ] the property possessed by the curving of a line or surface|
|Related terms:||shape curliness straightness arch|
|10.||[ noun ] curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)|
|Related terms:||section elbow blind_bend hairpin_bend road bend swerve wind|