(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. curve, arc, vault. See convexity, concavity, curvature. —adj. cunning, roguish; preeminent, chief. See superiority.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Main]
Syn. chief, main, principal; see principal .
2. [Playfully mischievous]
Syn. roguish, saucy, mischievous, waggish; see jaunty .
Syn. arc, curve, vault, dome, cupola, ogive, span, bend, archivolt, squinch, architrave, arching, archway, curvature, bend, cove, camber.
Arches include: round, horseshoe, lancet, ogee, trefoil, basket-handle, decorated, Tudor, Egyptian, Gothic, Ionian, flat, Roman. v.
Syn. extend, round, stretch, camber, curve, bend, form, shape, hunch, hump, hook, arch over.
Ant. straighten*, unbend, smooth.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. vault ogive, dome.
2. curvature arc, bow, parabola, bend, crescent.
bend, curve, bow, flex, round.
main, chief, principal, top, primary, highest, greatest, foremost.
ANT.: least, smallest, minor
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To swerve from a straight line: angle2, arc, bend, bow2, crook, curve, round, turn. See STRAIGHT. 2. To incline the body: bend, bow1, hump, hunch, scrunch, stoop. See POSTURE.

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