Definitions for Bendbɛnd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
bendbɛnd(v.; n.)bent, bend•ing
(v.t.)to force from a straight form into a curved or angular one or from a curved or angular form into a different form:
to bend an iron rod into a hoop.
to guide in a particular direction:
to bend one's energies to the task.
to cause to submit:
to bend someone to one's will.
to modify or relax (restrictions):
to bend the rules.
to pull back the string of (a bow) in preparation for shooting.
to bend ropes together.
(v.i.)to become curved or bent:
a bow that bends easily.
to assume a bent posture; stoop.
to bow in submission or reverence.
to turn or incline in a particular direction:
The road bent south.
to yield; submit.
to direct one's energies.
(n.)the act of bending.
something that bends:
a bend in the road.
a knot for joining two rope ends or a rope to an object.
Ref: decompression sickness.
Idioms for bend:
around or round the bend,Informal. insane; crazy.
Category: Idiom, Status (usage)
bend or lean or fall over backward, to exert oneself to the utmost.
bend someone's ear, to talk to someone at often tiresome length.
Origin of bend:
bef. 1000; ME
a diagonal band extending from the dexter chief to the sinister base on a heraldic shield.
half of a trimmed butt or hide.
Origin of bend:
bef. 1000; ME: b. OE bend band (see band3) and MF bendeband2
bend, crook, twist, turn(noun)
a circular segment of a curve
"a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path"
movement that causes the formation of a curve
curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)
fold, crease, plication, flexure, crimp, bend(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"
a town in central Oregon at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range
bend, bend dexter(verb)
diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left
form a curve
"The stick does not bend"
"The road bends"
flex, bend, deform, twist, turn(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"
crouch, stoop, bend, bow(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"
deflect, bend, turn away(verb)
turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest
bend a joint
"flex your wrists"; "bend your knees"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to curve downward toward the ground
Joe was bending down to tie his shoe.; to bend over to pick it up; She bent her head to look down.
to move an arm or leg so that it is not straight
Try to bend your arm.; My leg wouldn't bend.
damaged or forced into a shape that is not straight or flat
It bent the tire rim.; trees bending in the wind; You can bend the wire into any shape.
(of road or path) to form a curve
The road bends to the right.
to work extremely hard to help sb
I've been bending over backward to give you everything you want!
a curve to one side
a bend in the road
Any of the various knots which join the ends of two lines.
A severe condition caused by excessively quick decompression, causing bubbles of nitrogen to form in the blood; decompression sickness.
One of the honourable ordinaries formed by two diagonal lines drawn from the dexter chief to the sinister base; it generally occupies a fifth part of the shield if uncharged, but if charged one third.
To cause (something) to change its shape into a curve, by physical force, chemical action, or any other means.
To become curved.
Look at the trees bending in the wind.
To cause to change direction.
To change direction.
The road bends to the right
He bent down to pick up the pieces.
To force to submit.
They bent me to their will.
I am bending to my desire to eat junk food.
To apply to a task or purpose.
He bent company's resources to gaining market share.
To apply oneself to a task or purpose.
He bent to the goal of gaining market share.
To adapt or interpret to for a purpose or beneficiary.
To tie, as in securing a line to a cleat; to shackle a chain to an anchor; make fast.
Bend the sail to the yard.
To smoothly change the pitch of a note.
You should bend the G slightly sharp in the next measure.
To swing the body when rowing.
Origin: From benden, from bendan, from bandijanan, from bhendh-. Cognate with benden, bænde, bende, benda, benda. More at band.
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 turn toward some certain point; to direct; to incline
to apply closely or with interest; to direct
to cause to yield; to render submissive; to subdue
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
to be moved or strained out of a straight line; to crook or be curving; to bow
to jut over; to overhang
to be inclined; to be directed
to bow in prayer, or in token of submission
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
turn; purpose; inclination; ends
a knot by which one rope is fastened to another or to an anchor, spar, or post
the best quality of sole leather; a butt. See Butt
hard, indurated clay; bind
same as caisson disease. Usually referred to as the bends
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 is a city in and the county seat of Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. It is the principal city of the Bend, Oregon Metropolitan Statistical Area. Bend is Central Oregon's largest city, and despite its modest size, is the de facto metropolis of the region, owing to the low population density of that area. Bend recorded a population of 76,693 at the time of the 2010 US Census., up from 52,029 in recorded during the 2000 census. The current estimated population of Bend as of 2011 is 77,905. Bend's metro population was estimated at 170,705 as of July 1, 2009. The Bend MSA is the 5th largest metropolitan area in Oregon. Bend is located on the eastern edge of the Cascade Range along the Deschutes River. Here the Ponderosa Pine forest transitions into the high desert, characterized by arid land, junipers, sagebrush, and bitter-brush. Originally a crossing point on the river, settlement began in the early 1900s. Bend was incorporated as a city in 1905. Economically, it started as a logging town but is now identified as a gateway for many outdoor sports, including mountain biking, fishing, hiking, camping, rock climbing, white-water rafting, skiing, and golf.
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Translations for Bend
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to make, become, or be, angled or curved
Bend your arm; She bent down to pick up the coin; The road bends to the right; He could bend an iron bar.
- buig, buk, draaiAfrikaans
- يَحْني، يَنْحَنيArabic
- извивам (се)Bulgarian
- dobrarPortuguese (BR)
- ohnout (se); sehnout seCzech
- beugen, biegenGerman
- bøje; bugte; svingeDanish
- λυγίζω, σκύβω, στρίβωGreek
- doblar(se), curvarSpanish
- painutama, painduma, käändumaEstonian
- خم کردن یا شدن؛ پیچ خوردنFarsi
- plier, (se) courber, tourner, tordreFrench
- (meg)hajlít, (meg)hajlikHungarian
- menekuk, membelokIndonesian
- beygja (sig)Icelandic
- (su)lenkti, lenktis, suktisLithuanian
- liekt; locīt; liekties; locīties; pieliektiesLatvian
- bøye, bukte seg, svingeNorwegian
- خم کردن یا شدن؛ پیچ خوردنPersian
- کږ، کږول، تاویدلPashto
- a (se)îndoi; a (se) aplecaRomanian
- сгибать(ся); наклонять(ся);поворачиватьRussian
- ohnúť (sa); zohnúť sa; zahnúť; skloniťSlovak
- upogniti (se), zavitiSlovenian
- böja [sig], svänga [av]Swedish
- ก้ม; โค้งThai
- bük(ül)mek, kıvrılmak, eğ(il)mek, viraj almakTurkish
- 使彎曲Chinese (Trad.)
- згинати(ся), гнути(ся)Ukrainian
- جھکنا ، جھکاناUrdu
- cúi xuống; làm congVietnamese
- 使弯曲Chinese (Simp.)
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