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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. curving inward;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Concave \Con"cave\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. concaved; p. pr. & vb. n. Concaving.] To make hollow or concave. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Concave \Con"cave\ (k[o^][ng]*k[=a]*v" or k[o^]n"-; 277), a. [L. concavus; con- + cavus hollow: cf. F. concave. See Cave a hollow.] 1. Hollow and curved or rounded; vaulted; -- said of the interior of a curved surface or line, as of the curve of the of the inner surface of an eggshell, in opposition to convex; as, a concave mirror; the concave arch of the sky. [1913 Webster] 2. Hollow; void of contents. [R.] [1913 Webster] As concave . . . as a worm-eaten nut. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Concave \Con"cave\, n. [L. concavum.] 1. A hollow; an arched vault; a cavity; a recess. [1913 Webster] Up to the fiery concave towering hight. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mech.) A curved sheath or breasting for a revolving cylinder or roll. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

concave adj 1: curving inward [ant: bulging, convex]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

53 Moby Thesaurus words for "concave": arched, arciform, arclike, arcual, bandy, boat-shaped, boatlike, bowed, bowl-shaped, bowlike, bowllike, cavelike, cavernous, concaved, convex, craterlike, cup-shaped, cupped, cymbiform, dish-shaped, dished, dishing, dishlike, embowed, funnel-breasted, funnel-chested, funnel-shaped, gibbose, gibbous, hollow, hollowed, humpbacked, humped, humpy, hunched, hunchy, incurved, incurving, incurvous, infundibular, infundibuliform, navicular, naviform, oxbow, retiring, retreating, saucer-shaped, scaphoid, scyphate, spoonlike, sunk, sunken, vaulted