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curved    : [k'ɚvd]
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]


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]



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