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Definitions of curb

  1. a stock exchange in New York Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess; "his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. keep to the curb; "curb your dogs" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. To bend or curve Newage Dictionary DB
  10. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. To furnish wich a curb, as a well; also, to restrain by a curb, as a bank of earth. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. To bend; to crouch; to cringe. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. A frame or wall round the mouth of a well; also, a frame within a well to prevent the earth caving in. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. A curbstone. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. To restrain; keep in subjection; furnish with a check rein, as a horse, or an inclosing border, as a sidewalk. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. That which checks, restrains, or subdues; a part of a horse's bridle; an inclosing border of stone, as along a roadway or street. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. Inflammation of the calcaneocuboid ligament in the horse, accompanied by a hard and painful swelling at the back of the hock; it is characterized by swelling and heat in the part and generally by lameness. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  21. To bend to one's will: to subdue: to restrain or check: to furnish with or guide by a curb. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. That which curbs: a check or hindrance: a chain or strap attached to the bit of a bridle for restraining the horse. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. Bit and chain of a bridle; anything that restrains; wall round a well. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. To subdue; restrain; control by a curb. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. To subject, control, as with reins and curb. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. A chain or strap to add power to a bit; also, a bit so arranged; restraint; control. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. The framework around the top of a well. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. A chain attached to the branches of the bridle and running under the lower jaw, which it presses on when the rein is tightened: restraint; check; anything that retains; a support on the edge, as a curb-stone. Curb-roof, a roof rounded on the top, having two slopes on each side. Curbstone, a stone placed at the edge of a pavement to hold the work together. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  29. To restrain; to guide and manage; to furnish with a curb. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. The flat iron chain fastened to the upper part of the branches of a bridle; a check; restraint; hindrance. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  31. To guide or restrain by a curb, as a horse; to check or restrain; to hold back; to keep in subjection. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  32. To furnish with a curb, as a well; also, to restrain by a curb, as a bank of earth. dictgcide_fs
  33. 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.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  34. A thickening of the calcaneo-meta-tarsal ligament in the horse, causing lameness. na
  35. Chain, strap, passing under lower jaw of horse, used as a check; (fig.) check, restraint; hard swelling on horse\'s leg, whence curby a.; frame round top of well; timber or iron plate round edge of circular structure; =kerb; c. roof, one of which each face has two slopes, the lower one steeper; (v.t.) put c. on (horse), (fig.) restrain. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  36. n. A check or hindrance;—a chain or strap attached to the bit of a bridle;—a wall designed to buttress a mass of earth. Cabinet Dictionary
  37. A curb is an iron chain, made fast to the upper part of the branches of the bridle, running over the beard of the horse; restraint, inhibition, opposition. Complete Dictionary

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