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Concave meaning

concave - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. Hollow; void of contents.
  3. 3. A hollow; an arched vault; a cavity; a recess.
  4. 4. A curved sheath or breasting for a revolving cylinder or roll.
  5. 5. To make hollow or concave.
  6. 6. A curved hollow; vault.
  7. 7. Having a curved hollow.

concave - examples of usage

  1. Forehead slightly concave; mouth and chin distinctly convex; tends to act before he thinks.
  2. In males the plastron is less concave in T.
  3. In other smoke- houses the upper surface of the bar is chiselled in concave form, so as to admit of the passage of smoke below the surface resting on the bar.
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