What does recurve mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. recurveverb

    curve or bend (something) back or down


  1. recurveverb

    To curve again, to rebend.

  2. recurveverb

    To curve back on itself.


  1. recurve

    Recurve refers to a type of archery bow where the tips of the bow curve away from the archer when the bow is unstrung. This design feature maximizes the energy efficiency of the bow for a better power delivery. The term "recurve" can also be used in a broader context to describe anything that has a similar curved shape or pattern.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recurveverb

    to curve in an opposite or unusual direction; to bend back or down

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Recurve

    rē-kurv′, v.t. to curve or bend back—also Recur′vate.—ns. Recurvā′tion, Recur′vity, Recur′vature, the act of recurving: the state of being recurved: a bending backwards.—adjs. Recurved′; Recurviros′tral, having a recurved bill; Rēcur′vous, bent backward.


  1. Recurve

    Recurve makes software for contractors who audit homes to increase energy efficiency and perform remodeling / construction services.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of recurve in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of recurve in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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