# Edge vs. Curve

## Difference Between Edge and Curve

#### Edgenoun

The boundary line of a surface.

#### Curveadjective

(obsolete) Bent without angles; crooked; curved.

*a curve line*

*a curve surface*

#### Edgenoun

(geometry) A one-dimensional face of a polytope. In particular, the joining line between two vertices of a polygon; the place where two faces of a polyhedron meet.

#### Curvenoun

A gentle bend, such as in a road.

*You should slow down when approaching a curve.*

#### Edgenoun

An advantage.

*I have the edge on him.*

#### Curvenoun

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

*She scribbled a curve on the paper.*

#### Edgenoun

The thin cutting side of the blade of an instrument, such as an ax, knife, sword, or scythe; that which cuts as an edge does, or wounds deeply, etc.

#### 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.

*The teacher was nice and graded the test on a curve.*

#### Edgenoun

A sharp terminating border; a margin; a brink; an extreme verge.

*The cup is right on the edge of the table.*

*He is standing on the edge of a precipice.*

#### Curvenoun

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

#### Edgenoun

Sharpness; readiness or fitness to cut; keenness; intenseness of desire.

#### Curvenoun

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

#### Edgenoun

The border or part adjacent to the line of division; the beginning or early part (of a period of time)

*in the edge of evening*

#### Curvenoun

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

#### Edgenoun

(cricket) A shot where the ball comes off the edge of the bat, often unintentionally.

#### Curvenoun

(topology) A one-dimensional continuum.

#### Edgenoun

(graph theory) A connected pair of vertices in a graph.

#### Curvenoun

The attractive shape of a woman's body.

#### Edgenoun

In male masturbation, a level of sexual arousal that is maintained just short of reaching the point of inevitability, or climax; see also edging.

#### Curveverb

(transitive) To bend; to crook.

*to curve a line*

*to curve a pipe*

#### Edgeverb

(transitive) To move an object slowly and carefully in a particular direction.

*He edged the book across the table.*

#### Curveverb

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

*to curve a ball in pitching it*

#### Edgeverb

(intransitive) To move slowly and carefully in a particular direction.

*He edged away from her.*

#### Curveverb

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

*the road curves to the right*

#### Edgeverb

(usually in the form 'just edge') To win by a small margin.

#### Curveverb

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

*The teacher will curve the test.*

#### Edgeverb

To hit the ball with an edge of the bat, causing a fine deflection.

#### Curveverb

(slang) To reject, to turn down romantic advances

#### Edgeverb

(transitive) To trim the margin of a lawn where the grass meets the sidewalk, usually with an electric or gas-powered lawn edger.

#### Curvenoun

the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes

#### Edgeverb

(transitive) To furnish with an edge; to construct an edging.

#### Curvenoun

a line on a graph representing data

#### Edgeverb

To furnish with an edge, as a tool or weapon; to sharpen.

#### Curvenoun

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

#### Edgeverb

(figurative) To make sharp or keen; to incite; to exasperate; to goad; to urge or egg on.

#### Curvenoun

the property possessed by the curving of a line or surface

#### Edgeverb

To delay one's orgasm so as to remain almost at the point of orgasm.

#### Curvenoun

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

#### Edgenoun

the boundary of a surface

#### Curveverb

turn sharply; change direction abruptly;

*The car cut to the left at the intersection*

*The motorbike veered to the right*

#### Edgenoun

a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object;

*he rounded the edges of the box*

#### Curveverb

extend in curves and turns;

*The road winds around the lake*

#### Edgenoun

a line determining the limits of an area

#### Curveverb

form an arch or curve;

*her back arches*

*her hips curve nicely*

#### Edgenoun

the attribute of urgency;

*his voice had an edge to it*

#### Curveverb

bend or cause to bend;

*He crooked his index finger*

*the road curved sharply*

#### Edgenoun

a slight competitive advantage;

*he had an edge on the competition*

#### Curveverb

form a curl, curve, or kink;

*the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling*

#### Edgenoun

a strip near the boundary of an object;

*he jotted a note on the margin of the page*

#### Edgeverb

advance slowly, as if by inches;

*He edged towards the car*

#### Edgeverb

provide with a border or edge;

*edge the tablecloth with embroidery*

#### Edgeverb

lie adjacent to another or share a boundary;

*Canada adjoins the U.S.*

*England marches with Scotland*

#### Edgeverb

provide with an edge;

*edge a blade*