Curveadjective

(obsolete) Bent without angles; crooked; curved.

âa curve lineâ; âa curve surfaceâ;

Surfacenoun

The overside or up-side of a flat object such as a table, or of a liquid.

Curvenoun

A gentle bend, such as in a road.

âYou should slow down when approaching a curve.â;

Surfacenoun

The outside hull of a tangible object.

Curvenoun

A simple figure containing no straight portions and no angles; a curved line.

âShe scribbled a curve on the paper.â;

Surfacenoun

(figurative) Outward or external appearance.

âOn the surface, the spy looked like a typical businessman.â;

Curvenoun

A grading system based on the scale of performance of a group used to normalize a right-skewed grade distribution (with more lower scores) into a bell curve, so that more can receive higher grades, regardless of their actual knowledge of the subject.

âThe teacher was nice and graded the test on a curve.â;

Surfacenoun

The locus of an equation (especially one with exactly two degrees of freedom) in a more-than-two-dimensional space.

Curvenoun

(analytic geometry) A continuous map from a one-dimensional space to a multidimensional space.

Surfacenoun

(fortification) That part of the side which is terminated by the flank prolonged, and the angle of the nearest bastion.

Curvenoun

(geometry) A one-dimensional figure of non-zero length; the graph of a continuous map from a one-dimensional space.

Surfaceverb

(transitive) To provide something with a surface.

Curvenoun

(algebraic geometry) An algebraic curve; a polynomial relation of the planar coordinates.

Surfaceverb

(transitive) To apply a surface to something.

Curvenoun

(topology) A one-dimensional continuum.

Surfaceverb

(intransitive) To rise to the surface.

Curvenoun

The attractive shape of a woman's body.

Surfaceverb

(transitive) To bring to the surface.

Curveverb

(transitive) To bend; to crook.

âto curve a lineâ; âto curve a pipeâ;

Surfaceverb

(intransitive) To come out of hiding.

Curveverb

(transitive) To cause to swerve from a straight course.

âto curve a ball in pitching itâ;

Surfaceverb

(intransitive) For information or facts to become known.

Curveverb

(intransitive) To bend or turn gradually from a given direction.

âthe road curves to the rightâ;

Surfaceverb

(transitive) To make information or facts known.

Curveverb

To grade on a curve (bell curve of a normal distribution).

âThe teacher will curve the test.â;

Surfaceverb

(intransitive) To work a mine near the surface.

Curveverb

(slang) To reject, to turn down romantic advances

Surfaceverb

(intransitive) To appear or be found.

Curveadjective

Bent without angles; crooked; curved; as, a curve line; a curve surface.

Surfacenoun

The exterior part of anything that has length and breadth; one of the limits that bound a solid, esp. the upper face; superficies; the outside; as, the surface of the earth; the surface of a diamond; the surface of the body.

âThe bright surface of this ethereous mold.â;

Curvenoun

A bending without angles; that which is bent; a flexure; as, a curve in a railway or canal.

Surfacenoun

Hence, outward or external appearance.

âVain and weak understandings, which penetrate no deeper than the surface.â;

Curvenoun

A line described according to some low, and having no finite portion of it a straight line.

Surfacenoun

A magnitude that has length and breadth without thickness; superficies; as, a plane surface; a spherical surface.

Curveverb

To bend; to crook; as, to curve a line; to curve a pipe; to cause to swerve from a straight course; as, to curve a ball in pitching it.

Surfacenoun

That part of the side which is terminated by the flank prolonged, and the angle of the nearest bastion.

Curveverb

To bend or turn gradually from a given direction; as, the road curves to the right.

Surfaceverb

To give a surface to; especially, to cause to have a smooth or plain surface; to make smooth or plain.

Curvenoun

the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes

Surfaceverb

To work over the surface or soil of, as ground, in hunting for gold.

Curvenoun

a line on a graph representing data

Surfaceverb

To rise from the depths of a liquid to the surface; as, the submarine surfaced to recharge its batteries.

Curvenoun

a baseball thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approach the batter

Surfaceverb

To become known or public; - said of information.

Curvenoun

the property possessed by the curving of a line or surface

Surfaceverb

To show up, as a person who was in hiding; as, he absconded with the payroll and surfaced in Argentina.

Curvenoun

curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)

Surfacenoun

the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary;

âthere is a special cleaner for these surfacesâ; âthe cloth had a pattern of red dots on a white surfaceâ;

Curveverb

turn sharply; change direction abruptly;

âThe car cut to the left at the intersectionâ; âThe motorbike veered to the rightâ;

Surfacenoun

the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object;

âthey skimmed over the surface of the waterâ; âa brush small enough to clean every dental surfaceâ; âthe sun has no distinct surfaceâ;

Curveverb

extend in curves and turns;

âThe road winds around the lakeâ;

Surfacenoun

the outermost level of the land or sea;

âearthquakes originate far below the surfaceâ; âthree quarters of the Earth's surface is covered by waterâ;

Curveverb

form an arch or curve;

âher back archesâ; âher hips curve nicelyâ;

Surfacenoun

a superficial aspect as opposed to the real nature of something;

âit was not what it appeared to be on the surfaceâ;

Curveverb

bend or cause to bend;

âHe crooked his index fingerâ; âthe road curved sharplyâ;

Surfacenoun

information that has become public;

âall the reports were out in the openâ; âthe facts had been brought to the surfaceâ;

Curveverb

form a curl, curve, or kink;

âthe cigar smoke curled up at the ceilingâ;

Surfacenoun

a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight

Curve

In mathematics, a curve (also called a curved line in older texts) is an object similar to a line, but that does not have to be straight. Intuitively, a curve may be thought of as the trace left by a moving point.

Surfaceverb

come to the surface

Surfaceverb

put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface;

âcoat the cake with chocolateâ;

Surfaceverb

appear or become visible; make a showing;

âShe turned up at the funeralâ; âI hope the list key is going to surface againâ;

Surfaceadjective

on the surface;

âsurface materials of the moonâ; âsubsurface materials of the moonâ;

Surfaceadjective

involving a surface only;

âher beauty is only skin-deepâ; âsuperficial bruisingâ; âa surface woundâ;

Surfacenoun

the outside part or uppermost layer of something

âpoor road surfacesâ; âthe earth's surfaceâ;

Surfacenoun

the level top of something

âroll out the dough on a floured surfaceâ;

Surfacenoun

the area of an outer part or uppermost layer of something

âthe surface area of a cubeâ;

Surfacenoun

the upper limit of a body of liquid

âfish floating on the surface of the waterâ;

Surfacenoun

the outward appearance of someone or something, especially as distinct from less obvious aspects

âTom was a womanizer, but on the surface he remained respectableâ; âsurface appearancesâ;

Surfacenoun

a continuous set of points that has length and breadth but no thickness.

Surfaceadjective

relating to or found on the surface of something

âsurface layersâ;

Surfaceadjective

denoting ships which travel on the surface of the water as distinct from submarines

âthe surface fleetâ;

Surfaceadjective

carried by or denoting transportation by sea or overland rather than by air

âsurface mailâ;

Surfaceverb

rise or come up to the surface of the water or the ground

âhe surfaced from his diveâ;

Surfaceverb

come to people's attention; become apparent

âthe row first surfaced two years agoâ;

Surfaceverb

(of a person) appear after having been asleep

âit was almost 11.30 before Anthony surfacedâ;

Surfaceverb

provide (something, especially a road) with a particular surface

âa small path surfaced with terracotta tilesâ;

Surface

A surface, as the term is most generally used, is the outermost or uppermost layer of a physical object or space. It is the portion or region of the object that can first be perceived by an observer using the senses of sight and touch, and is the portion with which other materials first interact.