incurvate

  • 1 Incurvate — In*cur vate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Incurvated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Incurvating}.] To turn from a straight line or course; to bend; to crook. Cheyne. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Incurvate — In*cur vate, a. [L. incurvatus, p. p. of incurvare to crook; pref. in in + curvus bent. See {Curve}, and cf. {Incurve}.] Curved; bent; crooked. Derham. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 incurvate — [in kʉr′vit, in kʉr′vāt΄; in′kərvit, in′kərvāt΄; ] for v. [ in kʉr′vāt΄, in′kərvāt΄] adj. [L incurvatus, pp. of incurvare: see INCURVE] bent or curving inward vt., vi. incurvated, incurvating to bend or curve inward incurvation n. incurvature [in …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 incurvate — transitive verb ( vated; vating) Date: 1578 to cause to curve inward ; bend • incurvate adjective • incurvation noun • incurvature noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 5 incurvate — 1. adjective bending inwards. He noted that the flowers petals were incurvate. 2. verb a) To bend (especially inwards); to give a curved shape to. b) …

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  • 6 incurvate — incurvature /in kerr veuh cheuhr/, incurvation, n. adj. /in kerr vayt , in kerr vit/; v. /in kerr vayt , in kerr vayt/, adj., v., incurvated, incurvating. adj. 1. curved, esp. inward. v.t. 2. to make curved; turn from a straight line or course;… …

    Universalium

  • 7 incurvate — v. bend or curve inward adj. curved inward, bent, incurved …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 8 incurvate — verb ɪnkə:veɪt [usu. as adjective incurvated] curve inwards. adjective ɪn kə:vət curved inwards. Derivatives incurvation noun Origin ME: from L. incurvat , incurvare bend into a curve …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 9 incurvate — I. v. a. Bend, bow, crook, curve, make crooked. II. a. (Bot.) Hooked, curved, bowed, crooked, aduncous, arcuate …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 10 incurvate — in·cur·vate …

    English syllables

  • 11 incurvate — in•cur•vate [[t]ˈɪn kɜrˌveɪt, ɪnˈkɜr veɪt[/t]] v. t. vat•ed, vat•ing to cause to curve inward; bend • Etymology: 1570–80; < L incurvātus, ptp. of incurvāre to bend in, curve in•cur′va•ture və tʃər, ˌtʃʊər in cur•va′tion, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 12 incurvate — adjective /ɪnˈkɜvət/ (say in kervuht), / veɪt/ (say vayt) 1. curved, especially inwards. –verb (t) /ˈɪnkɜveɪt/ (say inkervayt) (incurvated, incurvating) 2. to make curved; turn from a straight line or course; curve, especially inwards. {Latin… …

    Australian English dictionary

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

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  • 14 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

  • 15 Incurvated — Incurvate In*cur vate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Incurvated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Incurvating}.] To turn from a straight line or course; to bend; to crook. Cheyne. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 16 Incurvating — Incurvate In*cur vate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Incurvated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Incurvating}.] To turn from a straight line or course; to bend; to crook. Cheyne. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 17 Kendrick Bangs Kellogg — (born 1934) is an American architect. An innovator of organic architecture, Kellogg built a wide assortment of distinctive buildings. Homes include the Yen House, Wingsweep, the Joshua Tree house, and the Onion House. Public buildings include the …

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  • 18 incurvation — noun 1. a shape that curves or bends inward • Syn: ↑concave shape, ↑concavity, ↑incurvature • Derivationally related forms: ↑incurvate, ↑concave (for: ↑concavity) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 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

  • 20 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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