bend

...
[Bend]

A town in central Oregon at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range

...

To strain or move out of a straight line; to crook by straining; to make crooked; to curve; to make ready for use by drawing into a curve; as, to bend a bow; to bend the knee.

Noun
curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)

Noun
diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left

Noun
movement that causes the formation of a curve

Noun
a town in central Oregon at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range

Noun
a circular segment of a curve; "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path"

...

Noun
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"

Verb
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"

Verb
bend a joint; "flex your wrists"; "bend your knees"

Verb
change direction; "The road bends"

Verb
turn from a straight course , fixed direction, or line of interest

Verb
form a curve; "The stick does not bend"

Verb
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"


v. t.
To strain or move out of a straight line; to crook by straining; to make crooked; to curve; to make ready for use by drawing into a curve; as, to bend a bow; to bend the knee.

v. t.
To turn toward some certain point; to direct; to incline.

v. t.
To apply closely or with interest; to direct.

v. t.
To cause to yield; to render submissive; to subdue.

v. t.
To fasten, as one rope to another, or as a sail to its yard or stay; or as a cable to the ring of an anchor.

v. i.
To be moved or strained out of a straight line; to crook or be curving; to bow.

v. i.
To jut over; to overhang.

v. i.
To be inclined; to be directed.

v. i.
To bow in prayer, or in token of submission.

n.
A turn or deflection from a straight line or from the proper direction or normal position; a curve; a crook; as, a slight bend of the body; a bend in a road.

n.
Turn; purpose; inclination; ends.

n.
A knot by which one rope is fastened to another or to an anchor, spar, or post.

n.
The best quality of sole leather; a butt. See Butt.

n.
Hard, indurated clay; bind.

n.
same as caisson disease. Usually referred to as the bends.

n.
A band.

n.
One of the honorable ordinaries, containing a third or a fifth part of the field. It crosses the field diagonally from the dexter chief to the sinister base.


Bend

Bend , v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bended or Bent ; p. pr. & vb. n. Bending.] [AS. bendan to bend, fr. bend a band, bond, fr. bindan to bind. See Bind, v. t., and cf. 3d & 4th Bend.] 1. To strain or move out of a straight line; to crook by straining; to make crooked; to curve; to make ready for use by drawing into a curve; as, to bend a bow; to bend the knee. 2. To turn toward some certain point; to direct; to incline. "Bend thine ear to supplication." Milton.
Towards Coventry bend we our course.
Bending her eyes . . . upon her parent.
3. To apply closely or with interest; to direct.
To bend his mind to any public business.
But when to mischief mortals bend their will.
4. To cause to yield; to render submissive; to subdue. "Except she bend her humor." Shak. 5. (Naut.) To fasten, as one rope to another, or as a sail to its yard or stay; or as a cable to the ring of an anchor. Totten. To bend the brow, to knit the brow, as in deep thought or in anger; to scowl; to frown. Camden. Syn. -- To lean; stoop; deflect; bow; yield.

Bend

Bend, v. i. 1. To be moved or strained out of a straight line; to crook or be curving; to bow.
The green earth's end Where the bowed welkin slow doth bend.
2. To jut over; to overhang.
There is a cliff, whose high and bending head Looks fearfully in the confined deep.
3. To be inclined; to be directed.
To whom our vows and wished bend.
4. To bow in prayer, or in token of submission.
While each to his great Father bends.

Bend

Bend, n. [See Bend, v. t., and cf. Bent, n.] 1. A turn or deflection from a straight line or from the proper direction or normal position; a curve; a crook; as, a slight bend of the body; a bend in a road. 2. Turn; purpose; inclination; ends. [Obs.]
Farewell, poor swain; thou art not for my bend.
3. (Naut.) A knot by which one rope is fastened to another or to an anchor, spar, or post. Totten. 4. (Leather Trade) The best quality of sole leather; a butt. See Butt. 5. (Mining) Hard, indurated clay; bind. Bends of a ship, the thickest and strongest planks in her sides, more generally called wales. They have the beams, knees, and foothooks bolted to them. Also, the frames or ribs that form the ship's body from the keel to the top of the sides; as, the midship bend.

Bend

Bend, n. [AS. bend. See Band, and cf. the preceding noun.] 1. A band. [Obs.] Spenser. 2. [OF. bende, bande, F. bande. See Band.] (Her.) One of the honorable ordinaries, containing a third or a fifth part of the field. It crosses the field diagonally from the dexter chief to the sinister base. Bend sinister (Her.), an honorable ordinary drawn from the sinister chief to the dexter base.

To strain or move out of a straight line; to crook by straining; to make crooked; to curve; to make ready for use by drawing into a curve; as, to bend a bow; to bend the knee.

To be moved or strained out of a straight line; to crook or be curving; to bow.

A turn or deflection from a straight line or from the proper direction or normal position; a curve; a crook; as, a slight bend of the body; a bend in a road.

A band.

...

Usage Examples

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.

If God wanted us to bend over he'd put diamonds on the floor.

I don't excercise. If God had wanted me to bend over, he would have put diamonds on the floor.

Every knee will bend before me, and every tongue shall give glory to God.

I'm Jewish. I don't work out. If God had wanted us to bend over, He would have put diamonds on the floor.

It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.

The people of South and Central Texas and the Coastal Bend need jobs, they need health care, they need water infrastructure improvements, they need a quality education, and they need the resources to keep our borders safe and secure.

Misspelled Form

bend, vbend, gbend, hbend, nbend, bend, vend, gend, hend, nend, end, bvend, bgend, bhend, bnend, b end, bwend, b3end, b4end, brend, bsend, bdend, bwnd, b3nd, b4nd, brnd, bsnd, bdnd, bewnd, be3nd, be4nd, bernd, besnd, bednd, bebnd, behnd, bejnd, bemnd, be nd, bebd, behd, bejd, bemd, be d, benbd, benhd, benjd, benmd, ben d, bensd, bened, benfd, benxd, bencd, bens, bene, benf, benx, benc, bends, bende, bendf, bendx, bendc.

Other Usage Examples

I know how easy it is for one to stay well within moral, ethical, and legal bounds through the skillful use of words - and to thereby spin, sidestep, circumvent, or bend a truth completely out of shape. To that extent, we are all liars on numerous occasions.

I would bend over backward to be back on Grey's. Any day, I'll choose lying in bed with Katherine Heigl looking over me over getting thrown against walls by supernatural persons at 5 in the morning.

If I have to produce movies, direct movies, whatever to change the way Hollywood treats older women, I'll do it. If I have to bend the rules, I will. If I have to break them, I will.

Blessed are the hearts that can bend they shall never be broken.

Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.

I come here to speak poetry. It will always be in the grass. It will also be necessary to bend down to hear it. It will always be too simple to be discussed in assemblies.

Events are the best teacher for us. You try to learn from people, there is always some bend to it.

It is now for the Catholic Church to bend herself to her work with calmness and generosity. It is for you to observe her with renewed and friendly attention.

Comments


Browse Dictionary