from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cause to bend or to bend into an inward curve.
- n. An inward curve.
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- v. To cause something to curve inwards.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To bend; to curve; to make crooked.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make crooked; bend; curve; specifically, to cause to curve or bend inward: as, the incurved antennæ of an insect.
- To curve or bend inward.
- n. In base-ball, lawn-bowls, bowling, etc., a ball so pitched or rolled by a right-handed man as to curve to the right.
Middle English incurven, to twist, distort, from Latin incurvāre, to curve in, be crooked : in-, in; see in-2 + curvus, curve; see curve.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)