incurvate incurved
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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  • Incurved — Incurve In*curve ([i^]n*k[^u]v ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Incurved} ([i^]n*k[^u]vd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Incurving}.] [See {Incurvate}.] To bend; to curve; to make crooked. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incurved — Synonyms and related words: bent, billowing, billowy, boat shaped, boatlike, bowl shaped, bowllike, cavelike, cavernous, concave, concaved, craterlike, cup shaped, cupped, curvaceous, curvate, curvated, curve, curved, curvesome, curviform,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • incurvate — v. bend or curve inward adj. curved inward, bent, incurved …   English contemporary dictionary

  • incurved — adj. curved inward, incurvate in·curve || ‚ɪn kÉœrv / kɜːv v. curve inward, bend inward …   English contemporary dictionary

  • incurvate — I verb 1. bend inwards The body incurvates a little at the back • Derivationally related forms: ↑incurvation • Hypernyms: ↑bend, ↑flex • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • incurved — adjective bent into or having an inward curve • Syn: ↑incurvate • Similar to: ↑curved, ↑curving …   Useful english dictionary

  • arced arched arching arciform arcuate bowed — 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}; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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};… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • falcate sickle-shaped — 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}; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flexuous — 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}; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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