Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive & intransitive verb To curve (something) backward or downward or become curved backward or downward.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To curve back; turn backward. Also recurvate.
  • To be recurved.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To curve in an opposite or unusual direction; to bend back or down.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To curve again, to rebend.
  • verb To curve back on itself.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb curve or bend (something) back or down

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin recurvāre : re-, re- + curvāre, to curve (from curvus, curve; see curve).]

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