What does the word curve mean?

Usage examples for curve

  1. Says Sganzin: " If a road between two places ten miles apart were made to curve so that the eye could see no farther than a quarter of a mile of it at once, its length would exceed that of a perfectly straight road between the same points by only about one hundred and fifty yards." – The Future of Road-making in America by Archer Butler Hulbert
  2. There was one point on the brow of a hill before descending to the bottom, where a sudden bend of the road and curve of the river two or three miles below gave a sight of the bridge. – The Burial of the Guns by Thomas Nelson Page
  3. Parma's own camp was on the opposite side of the river, at the villages of Beveren, Kalloo, and Borght, and he was thus nearly opposite to Antwerp, as the river swept round with a sharp curve. – By Pike and Dyke: A Tale of the Rise of the Dutch Republic by G.A. Henty
  4. See the curve of the road just beyond your gate." – Round the Red Lamp Being Facts and Fancies of Medical Life by Arthur Conan Doyle
  5. He passed the rear cars and came around the curve in sight of the men in the cut. – The Short Line War by Merwin-Webster

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