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Definitions of concave

  1. curving inward Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. Hollow; void of contents. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. A hollow; an arched vault; a cavity; a recess. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. A curved sheath or breasting for a revolving cylinder or roll. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. To make hollow or concave. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. Hollow. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. Hollow and curved, as the interior of a sphere or circle. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. To make hollow. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. Having a spherically hollowed surface. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  11. Hollow; a rounded cavity. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  12. Curved, vaulted, or arched, applied to the inner side of any curved line or rounded body, and opposed to convex, which is applied to the outside. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. A hollow: an arch or vault. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. A curved hollow; vault. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. Having a curved hollow. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. Hollow and rounded, as the interior of a sphere or circle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. A concave surface; vault, as of heaven. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. With a curved hollow, as that of a basin; opposed to convex. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. A curved hollow; an arch or vault. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. A hollow place scooped out; the inner surface of any rounded or spherical body-the inside is called the concave surface, the outside the convex surface. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. 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. dictgcide_fs
  22. kon'k[=a]v, adj. curved, vaulted, or arched, applied to the inner side of any curved line or rounded body, and opposed to convex, which is applied to the outside.--n. a hollow: an arch or vault.--adv. CON'CAVELY.--n. CONCAV'ITY, the quality of being concave: the inner surface of a concave or hollow body.--adjs. CONC[=A]'VO-CON'CAVE, or DOUB'LE-CON'CAVE, concave on both sides of a lens; CONC[=A]'VO-CON'VEX, concave on one side, and convex on the other. [L. concavus, from con, inten., and cavus, hollow. See CAVE.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  23. [Latin] Hollowed out; of a surface, having its central portion depressed below its periphery; as a C. lens. na
  24. With outline or surface curved like interior of circle or sphere (cf. CONVEX); (n.) c. surface, esp. vault of heaven. Hence or cogn. concavely adv., concavity n. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  25. Having a depressed or hollow surface. American pocket medical dictionary.
  26. n. A hollow; an arched vault. Cabinet Dictionary
  27. Hollow, opposed to convex. Complete Dictionary

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