Search Result for "curved":
1. having or marked by a curve or smoothly rounded bend;
- Example: "the curved tusks of a walrus"
- Example: "his curved lips suggested a smile but his eyes were hard"
[syn: curved, curving]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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 a ball in pitching it. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
40 Moby Thesaurus words for "curved": arched, arciform, bending, bent, billowing, billowy, bowed, curvaceous, curvate, curvated, curve, curvesome, curviform, curvilineal, curvilinear, curving, curvy, embowed, excurved, geosynclinal, incurvate, incurvated, incurved, incurving, labyrinthine, mazy, meandering, recurvate, recurvated, recurved, recurving, round, rounded, serpentine, sinuous, tortuous, twisted, twisting, undulant, wavy