What does arcuate mean?

Definitions for arcuate
ˈɑr kyu ɪt, -ˌeɪtar·cu·ate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. arced, arched, arching, arciform, arcuate, bowedadjective

    forming or resembling an arch

    "an arched ceiling"


  1. arcuateadjective

    curved into the shape of a bow

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Arcuateadjective

    Bent in the form of an arch.

    Etymology: arcuatus, Lat.

    The cause of the confusion in sounds, and the inconfusion of species visible, is, for that the fight worketh in right lines; but sounds that move in oblique and arcuate lines, must needs encounter and disturb the one the other. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist.

    In the gullet, where it perforateth the midriff, the carneous fibres are inflected and arcuate. John Ray, on Creation.


  1. arcuate

    Arcuate generally refers to something that is shaped or curved like a bow or an arc, exhibiting a curved or arch-like formation or having a curved course. It is most often used in scientific or technical terms, particularly in anatomy, geography, and biology.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Arcuateadjective

    alt. of Arcuated

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Arcuate

    är′kū-āt, Arcuated, är′kū-āt-ed, adj. bent in the form of a bow.—n. Arcuā′tion. [L. arcuatus, pa.p. of arcu-āre, to bend like a bow—arcus, a bow.]


  1. Arcuate

    curved like a bow: = arcuate.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of arcuate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of arcuate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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  • дъговиден, аркообразенBulgarian

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