What does curb mean?

Definitions for curb
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word curb.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. curb, curbing, kerbnoun

    an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)

  2. curb, curb bitnoun

    a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse

  3. American Stock Exchange, AMEX, Curbnoun

    a stock exchange in New York

  4. bridle, check, curbverb

    the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess

    "his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper"

  5. control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderateverb

    lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits

    "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"

  6. suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curbverb

    to put down by force or authority

    "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"

  7. curbverb

    keep to the curb

    "curb your dogs"

  8. restrict, curtail, curb, cut backverb

    place restrictions on

    "curtail drinking in school"

Wiktionary

  1. curbnoun

    A row of concrete along the edge of a road; a kerb (UK)

    Etymology: From courbe, from .

  2. curbnoun

    A raised margin along the edge of something, as a strengthening.

    Etymology: From courbe, from .

  3. curbnoun

    Something that checks or restrains.

    Etymology: From courbe, from .

  4. curbnoun

    A riding or driving bit for a horse that has rein action which amplifies the pressure in the mouth by leverage advantage placing pressure on the poll via the crown piece of the bridle and chin groove via a curb chain.

    Etymology: From courbe, from .

  5. curbnoun

    A sidewalk, covered or partially enclosed, bordering the airport terminal road system with an adjacent paved areas to permit vehicles to off-load or load passengers.

    Etymology: From courbe, from .

  6. curbverb

    To check, restrain or control.

    Etymology: From courbe, from .

  7. curbverb

    To rein in.

    Etymology: From courbe, from .

  8. curbverb

    To furnish with a curb.

    Etymology: From courbe, from .

  9. curbverb

    To force to "bite the curb" (hit the pavement curb); see curb stomp.

    Etymology: From courbe, from .

  10. curbverb

    To damage vehicle wheels or tires by running into or over a pavement curb.

    Etymology: From courbe, from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Curbverb

    to bend or curve

    Etymology: [F. courber to bend, curve, L.curvare, fr. curvus bent, curved; cf. Gr. kyrto`s curved. Cf. Curve.]

  2. Curbverb

    to guide and manage, or restrain, as with a curb; to bend to one's will; to subject; to subdue; to restrain; to confine; to keep in check

    Etymology: [F. courber to bend, curve, L.curvare, fr. curvus bent, curved; cf. Gr. kyrto`s curved. Cf. Curve.]

  3. Curbverb

    to furnish wich a curb, as a well; also, to restrain by a curb, as a bank of earth

    Etymology: [F. courber to bend, curve, L.curvare, fr. curvus bent, curved; cf. Gr. kyrto`s curved. Cf. Curve.]

  4. Curbverb

    to bend; to crouch; to cringe

    Etymology: [F. courber to bend, curve, L.curvare, fr. curvus bent, curved; cf. Gr. kyrto`s curved. Cf. Curve.]

  5. Curbnoun

    that which curbs, restrains, or subdues; a check or hindrance; esp., a chain or strap attached to the upper part of the branches of a bit, and capable of being drawn tightly against the lower jaw of the horse

    Etymology: [F. courber to bend, curve, L.curvare, fr. curvus bent, curved; cf. Gr. kyrto`s curved. Cf. Curve.]

  6. Curbnoun

    an assemblage of three or more pieces of timber, or a metal member, forming a frame around an opening, and serving to maintain the integrity of that opening; also, a ring of stone serving a similar purpose, as at the eye of a dome

    Etymology: [F. courber to bend, curve, L.curvare, fr. curvus bent, curved; cf. Gr. kyrto`s curved. Cf. Curve.]

  7. Curbnoun

    a frame or wall round the mouth of a well; also, a frame within a well to prevent the earth caving in

    Etymology: [F. courber to bend, curve, L.curvare, fr. curvus bent, curved; cf. Gr. kyrto`s curved. Cf. Curve.]

  8. Curbnoun

    a curbstone

    Etymology: [F. courber to bend, curve, L.curvare, fr. curvus bent, curved; cf. Gr. kyrto`s curved. Cf. Curve.]

  9. Curbnoun

    a swelling on the back part of the hind leg of a horse, just behind the lowest part of the hock joint, generally causing lameness

    Etymology: [F. courber to bend, curve, L.curvare, fr. curvus bent, curved; cf. Gr. kyrto`s curved. Cf. Curve.]

Freebase

  1. Curb

    Curb is the first studio album by Canadian rock band Nickelback. Originally self-released by the band on May 1, 1996, the album was later reissued by Roadrunner in 2002, with a different album cover. The album is named after a friend named Curby, who was killed in a car accident, along with his girlfriend who was also in the car. The original album cover is a picture of the wrecked car that Curby was killed in. The songs "Where?", "Fly", "Left" and "Window Shopper" had previously been released on the band's first extended play Hesher, and were re-recorded for the album. "Just Four" was later re-recorded and released as "Just For" on the band's third album, Silver Side Up, in 2001. When reissued in 2002, Curb entered the American Billboard 200 albums chart at number 182. The album received its first certification 14 years after its release date; it was certified Gold in Canada as of March 2010. The majorly distorted guitar riffs and raw vocals from Curb are not as present in later releases. "Fly" was released as the only single from the album, in July 1996, for which the band's first promotional music video was also recorded. It showed the band playing at what appeared to be a party at a house.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Curb

    kurb, v.t. to bend to one's will: to subdue: to restrain or check: to furnish with or guide by a curb.—n. that which curbs: a check or hinderance: a chain or strap attached to the bit of a bridle for restraining the horse.—adjs. Curb′able; Curb′less.—ns. Curb′-roof, a roof whose upper rafters have a less inclination than the lower ones; Curb′stone, Kerb′stone, a stone placed edgeways against earth or stone work to check it. [Fr. courber, from L. curvus, crooked, bent.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of curb in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of curb in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of curb in a Sentence

  1. Mecklenburg County:

    I’m asking each and every citizen of Mecklenburg County to get involved to help us curb this community violence, it will not stop by using the tactics that we have used in the past. We’re tired of marching. We’re tired of asking. I believe that this is the time for action.

  2. Alexis Ohanian:

    We absolutely need to curb the radicalized behavior, I think any reasonable person agrees that is not healthy, the question is how we actually enforce that to scale, and I think that's the challenge every platform is struggling with right now.

  3. Assistant States Attorney James Murphy:

    He thought he hit the curb last night and remembers that he heard a noise, he never thought it was a person and said he did stop after he hit something and then he then gunned the car.

  4. Homer:

    But curb thou the high spirit in thy breast, for gentle ways are best, and keep aloof from sharp contentions.

  5. Maria Zakharova:

    It seems to me that our American colleagues should now be somewhat distracted from the instructive tonality that they have been spreading over the years in relation to other countries, take a look in the mirror and then describe everything that they saw there in statements, like those they addressed to many countries of the world, we presume that, in carrying out measures to curb looting and other illegal actions, the authorities should not violate the rights of Americans to peaceful protest.

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  • спирачка, слагам юзда, обуздаване, обуздавам, юздаBulgarian
  • hemmen, Mäßigung, Zwang, Beschränkung, beherrschen, bändigen, Kandare, einschränken, mäßigen, Beherrschung, Einschränkung, zurückhalten, ZurückhaltungGerman
  • bordilloSpanish
  • restreindre, endiguerFrench
  • srianScottish Gaelic
  • नियंत्रणHindi
  • frenare, tenere a frenoItalian
  • intomen, beteugelenDutch
  • укрощать, сдерживатьRussian
  • கட்டுப்படுத்துTamil

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