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}; {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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  • bowed — owed adj. 1. bent over; used of back or head. Syn: bent, inclined. [WordNet 1.5] 2. (Music) sounded by stroking with a bow; of a stringed musical instrument; as, bowed instruments. Contrasted with {plucked}. [WordNet 1.5] 3. resembling an arch.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • arced — adjective forming or resembling an arch an arched ceiling • Syn: ↑arched, ↑arching, ↑arciform, ↑arcuate, ↑bowed • Similar to: ↑curved, ↑curving …   Useful english dictionary

  • bowed — adjective 1. of a stringed instrument; sounded by stroking with a bow • Ant: ↑plucked • Similar to: ↑arco • Topics: ↑music 2. forming or resembling an arch an arched ceiling …   Useful english dictionary

  • arched — adjective 1. constructed with or in the form of an arch or arches (Freq. 1) an arched passageway • Pertains to noun: ↑arch 2. forming or resembling an arch (Freq. 1) an arched ceiling • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • arching — adjective forming or resembling an arch (Freq. 1) an arched ceiling • Syn: ↑arced, ↑arched, ↑arciform, ↑arcuate, ↑bowed • Similar to: ↑curved, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • arciform — adjective forming or resembling an arch an arched ceiling • Syn: ↑arced, ↑arched, ↑arching, ↑arcuate, ↑bowed • Similar to: ↑curved, ↑curving …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • 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}; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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