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Meaning of CONCAVE

Pronunciation:  kân'keyv

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  curving inward

CONCAVE is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: acetabular, biconcave, bowl-shaped, bursiform, concavo-concave, concavo-convex, cotyloid, cotyloidal, cuplike, cup-shaped, cupular, cupulate, depressed, dished, dish-shaped, indented, planoconcave, pouchlike, pouch-shaped, recessed, saclike, umbilicate
 Antonyms: bulging, convex
 See Also: intrusive



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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
    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
    2. Hollow; void of contents. [R.]
             As concave . . . as a worm-eaten nut. --Shak.
  2. \Con"cave\, n. [L. concavum.]
    1. A hollow; an arched vault; a cavity; a recess.
             Up to the fiery concave towering hight. --Milton.
    2. (Mech.) A curved sheath or breasting for a revolving
       cylinder or roll.
  3. \Con"cave\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {concaved}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Concaving}.]
    To make hollow or concave.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: arched, arciform, arclike, arcual, bandy, boatlike, boat-shaped, bowed, bowlike, bowllike, bowl-shaped, cavelike, cavernous, concaved, convex, craterlike, cupped, cup-shaped, cymbiform, dished, dishing, dishlike, dish-shaped, 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