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ˈkɜr vɪt; for v. also kərˈvɛtcurvet

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. curvet, vaultingverb

    a light leap by a horse in which both hind legs leave the ground before the forelegs come down

  2. curvetverb

    perform a leap where both hind legs come off the ground, of a horse

Wiktionary

  1. curvetverb

    To leap about, frolic.

    Etymology: From Italian corvetta, diminutive of corva, an early form of curva ‘curve’, from Latin curva feminine of curvus ‘bent, curved’.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Curvetnoun

    a particular leap of a horse, when he raises both his fore legs at once, equally advanced, and, as his fore legs are falling, raises his hind legs, so that all his legs are in the air at once

    Etymology: [OE. corvet, It.corvetta: cf. F. courbette. See Curve, and cf. Corvetto.]

  2. Curvetnoun

    a prank; a frolic

    Etymology: [OE. corvet, It.corvetta: cf. F. courbette. See Curve, and cf. Corvetto.]

  3. Curvetnoun

    to make a curvet; to leap; to bound

    Etymology: [OE. corvet, It.corvetta: cf. F. courbette. See Curve, and cf. Corvetto.]

  4. Curvetnoun

    to leap and frisk; to frolic

    Etymology: [OE. corvet, It.corvetta: cf. F. courbette. See Curve, and cf. Corvetto.]

  5. Curvetverb

    to cause to curvet

    Etymology: [OE. corvet, It.corvetta: cf. F. courbette. See Curve, and cf. Corvetto.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Curvet

    kur′vet, kur-vet′, n. a light leap of a horse in which he raises his forelegs together, next the hindlegs with a spring before the forelegs touch the ground: a leap, frolic.—v.i. (kur-vet′, kur′vet) to leap in curvets: to frisk:—pr.p. curvet′ting, curvet′ing; pa.p. cur′veted. [It. corvetta, dim. of corvo—L. curvus.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of curvet in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of curvet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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