1. [syn: curb, curbing, kerb]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Curb \Curb\ (k[^u]rb), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Curbed (k[^u]rbd);
p. pr. & vb. n. Curbing.] [F. courber to bend, curve,
L.curvare, fr. curvus bent, curved; cf. Gr. kyrto`s curved.
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 curb thy warm desires.
3. To furnish with a curb, as a well; also, to restrain by a
curb, as a bank of earth.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a
line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter) [syn:
curb, curbing, kerb]