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]
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]
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]
1 a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way; "the set of his mind was obvious" [syn: set]
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
- Rhymes: -ɛnt
- Of something that is usually straight: folded.
- In the context of "slang|derogatory|mostly|UK": Homosexual.
- Determined or
- He was bent on going to Texas, but not even he could say why.
- Of a person leading a life of crime.
- In the context of "slang|football": inaccurate at shooting
- That shot was so bent it left the pitch.
Determined or insistent
- past of bend
EtymologyFrom Persian (band).
The term bent may refer to:
- Bent (chemistry)
- Bent (play), a 1979 play starring Richard Gere which was adapted into a movie in 1997.
- Bent (band), an electronica duo from England.
- Bent (song), a song by matchbox twenty.
- Bent (village), a village in the municipality of Rijnwoude, the Netherlands.
- Bent, past-tense adjective for a bend.
- Bent, a plant properly named Agrostis capillaris.
- Bent, a common name for Marram grass, Ammophila arenaria
- Bent, a recumbent bicycle. It is popular in the Netherlands and some other countries as a commuters' bike.
- Bent a slang (derogatory) term for homosexual (from 'not-straight')
- Bent County
bent in German: Bent
bent in French: Bent
bent in Italian: Bent
bent in Dutch: Bent
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