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Meaning of CURB

Pronunciation:  kurb

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess; "his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper"
  2. [n]  a stock exchange in New York
  3. [n]  an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)
  4. [n]  a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse
  5. [v]  place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school"
  6. [v]  to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
  7. [v]  keep to the curb; "curb your dogs"
  8. [v]  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"

CURB is a 4 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: American Stock Exchange, AMEX, bridle, check, check, conquer, contain, control, curb bit, curtail, cut back, hold, hold in, inhibit, kerb, moderate, restrict, stamp down, subdue, suppress
 See Also: abnegate, bate, bit, blink, blink away, bound, burke, catch, check, choke back, choke down, choke off, circumscribe, confine, confine, conquer, constrain, contain, control, counteract, countercheck, cricify, cumber, curb, curb, curbstone, damp, dampen, deny, edge, encumber, hold, hold back, hold in, hush, hush up, immobilise, immobilize, inhibit, keep, keep back, kerbstone, limit, limit, moderate, mortify, muffle, quell, quench, quieten, repress, restrain, restrain, restraint, restrict, securities market, shut up, silence, smother, squelch, stamp down, stifle, still, stock exchange, stock market, strangle, subdue, suppress, thermostat, throttle, train, trammel, wink



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Curb\ (k?rb), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Curbed} (k?rbd); p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Curbing}.] [F. courber to bend, curve, L. curvare,
    fr. curvus bent, curved; cf. Gr. ?????? curved. Cf. {Curve}.]
    1. To bend or curve [Obs.]
             Crooked and curbed lines.             --Holland.
    2. 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.
             Part wield their arms, part curb the foaming steed.
             Where pinching want must curbthy warm desires.
    3. To furnish wich a curb, as a well; also, to restrain by a
       curb, as a bank of earth.
  2. \Curb\, v. i.
    To bend; to crouch; to cringe. [Obs.]
          Virtue itself of vice must pardon beg, Yea, curb and
          woo for leave to do him good.            --Shak.
  3. \Curb\, n.
    1. 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.
             He that before ran in the pastures wild Felt the
             stiff curb control his angry jaws.    --Drayton.
             By these men, religion,that should be The curb, is
             made the spur of tyranny.             --Denham.
    2. (Arch.) 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.
    3. A frame or wall round the mouth of a well; also, a frame
       within a well to prevent the earth caving in.
    4. A curbstone.
    5. (Far.) 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. --James Law.
    {Curb bit}, a stiff bit having branches by which a leverage
       is obtained upon the jaws of horse. --Knight.
    {Curb pins} (Horology), the pins on the regulator which
       restrain the hairspring.
    {Curb plate} (Arch.), a plate serving the purpose of a curb.
    {Deck curb}. See under {Deck}.
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