curved curved adj. 1. not straight; having or marked by curves. Opposite of {straight}.

Note: [Narrower terms: {arced, arched, arching, arciform, arcuate, bowed}; {falcate, sickle-shaped}; {flexuous}; {incurvate, incurved}: {recurved, recurvate}; {semicircular}: {serpentine, snaky}: {sinuate, sinuous, wavy}: {sinusoidal}]

Syn: curving. [WordNet 1.5]

2. (Botany) curved with the micropyle near the base almost touching its stalk; -- of a plant ovule. Opposite of {orthotropous}.

Syn: campylotropous. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Curved — Curve Curve, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Curved} (k[^u]rvd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Curving}.] [L. curvare., fr. curvus. See {Curve}, a., {Curb}.] To bend; to crook; as, to curve a line; to curve a pipe; to cause to swerve from a straight course; as, to curve …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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