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bend

Noun

1 a circular segment of a curve; "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path" [syn: crook, turn]
2 movement that causes the formation of a curve [syn: bending]
3 curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.) [syn: curve]
4 an angular or rounded shape made by folding; "a fold in the napkin"; "a crease in his trousers"; "a plication on her blouse"; "a flexure of the colon"; "a bend of his elbow" [syn: fold, crease, plication, flexure, crimp]
5 a town in central Oregon at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range
6 diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left [syn: bend dexter]

Verb

1 form a curve; "The stick does not bend" [syn: flex] [ant: straighten]
2 change direction; "The road bends"
3 cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar" [syn: flex, deform, twist, turn] [ant: unbend]
4 bend one's back forward from the waist on down; "he crouched down"; "She bowed before the Queen"; "The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse" [syn: crouch, stoop, bow]
5 turn from a straight course , fixed direction, or line of interest [syn: deflect, turn away]
6 bend a joint; "flex your wrists"; "bend your knees" [syn: flex] [also: bent]bent adj
1 altered from an originally straight condition; "a bent wire"
2 fixed in your purpose; "bent on going to the theater"; "dead set against intervening"; "out to win every event" [syn: bent on(p), dead set(p), intent on(p), out to(p)]
3 used of the back and knees; stooped; "on bended knee"; "with bent (or bended) back" [syn: bended]
4 used especially of the head or upper back; "a bent head and sloping shoulders" [syn: bowed, inclined]
5 of metal e.g.; "bent nails"; "a car with a crumpled front end"; "dented fenders" [syn: crumpled, dented]

Noun

1 a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way; "the set of his mind was obvious" [syn: set]
2 grass for pastures and lawns especially bowling and putting greens [syn: bent grass, bent-grass]
3 a special way of doing something; "he had a bent for it"; "he had a special knack for getting into trouble"; "he couldn't get the hang of it" [syn: knack, hang]bent See bend

User Contributed Dictionary

see Bent

English

Pronunciation

  • /bent/
  • /bent/
  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

Adjective

  1. Of something that is usually straight: folded.
  2. In the context of "slang|derogatory|mostly|UK": Homosexual.
  3. Determined or insistent.
    He was bent on going to Texas, but not even he could say why.
  4. Of a person leading a life of crime.
  5. In the context of "slang|football": inaccurate at shooting
    That shot was so bent it left the pitch.

Synonyms

Translations

folded
Homosexual
Determined or insistent

Noun

  1. An inclination or talent.
    He had a natural bent for painting.
  2. A predisposition to act or react in a particular way.
    His mind was of a technical bent.

Verb

bent
  1. past of bend

Dutch

Verb

bent
  1. are (second person singular present tense of zijn)

Hungarian

Adverb

bent

Turkish

Etymology

From Persian (band).

Noun

bent

Extensive Definition

The term bent may refer to:

People

bent in German: Bent
bent in French: Bent
bent in Italian: Bent
bent in Dutch: Bent

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