Definitions

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

  • adjective Having a wavy indented margin, as a leaf.
  • intransitive verb To bend or curve; wind in and out.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To bend or curve in and out: wind; turn.
  • Sinuous; serpentine; tortuous; wavy; irregularly turning or winding in and out, as a margin or edge; indented; notched.

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

  • intransitive verb To bend or curve in and out; to wind; to turn; to be sinuous.
  • adjective Having the margin alternately curved inward and outward; having rounded lobes separated by rounded sinuses; sinuous; wavy.

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

  • verb To advance in wavy or curvy manner, to bend, to curve, to wind in and out
  • adjective sinuous
  • adjective Having wavy indentation on its border or edge.
  • adjective mycology, of gills Roughly the same height for most of its length, becoming much shallower and then curving back towards the stem before reaching the attachment point.

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

  • adjective curved or curving in and out
  • adjective having a strongly waved margin alternately concave and convex

Etymologies

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

[Latin sinuāre, sinuāt-, to bend, from sinus, curve.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin sinuatus, past participle of sinuare to wind, bend, from sinus a bend. From sine, originally from Latin sinus.

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  • having a margin that is strongly wavy (plants)

    June 12, 2007

  • a sine (sign) of the vines (times)?

    November 26, 2014