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  • curved inward like the inside of a bowl
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Con"cave (k&obreve;&nsm;*kā*v" or k&obreve;n"-; 277), a. [L. concavus; con- + cavus hollow: cf. F. concave. See Cave a hollow.] 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. Hollow; void of contents. [R.]

As concave . . . as a worm-eaten nut.

Con"cave, n. [L. concavum.] 1. A hollow; an arched vault; a cavity; a recess.

Up to the fiery concave towering hight.

2. (Mech.) A curved sheath or breasting for a revolving cylinder or roll.

Con"cave, v. t. [imp. & p. p. concaved (&?;); p. pr. & vb. n. Concaving.] To make hollow or concave.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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