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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bendbɛnd(v.; n.)bent, bend•ing

  1. (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.

  2. to guide in a particular direction:

    to bend one's energies to the task.

  3. to cause to submit:

    to bend someone to one's will.

  4. to modify or relax (restrictions):

    to bend the rules.

  5. to pull back the string of (a bow) in preparation for shooting.

  6. to fasten:

    to bend ropes together.

    Category: Navy

  7. (v.i.)to become curved or bent:

    a bow that bends easily.

  8. to assume a bent posture; stoop.

  9. to bow in submission or reverence.

  10. to turn or incline in a particular direction:

    The road bent south.

  11. to yield; submit.

  12. to direct one's energies.

  13. (n.)the act of bending.

  14. something that bends:

    a bend in the road.

  15. a knot for joining two rope ends or a rope to an object.

    Category: Navy

  16. the bends,

    Category: Pathology

    Ref: decompression sickness.

Idioms for bend:

  1. around or round the bend,Informal. insane; crazy.

    Category: Idiom, Status (usage)

  2. bend or lean or fall over backward, to exert oneself to the utmost.

    Category: Idiom

  3. bend someone's ear, to talk to someone at often tiresome length.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of bend:

bef. 1000; ME

bend′y(adj.)bend•i•er, bend•i•est.

bendbɛnd(n.)

  1. a diagonal band extending from the dexter chief to the sinister base on a heraldic shield.

    Category: Heraldry

  2. half of a trimmed butt or hide.

    Category: Clothing

Origin of bend:

bef. 1000; ME: b. OE bend band (see band3) and MF bendeband2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bend, crook, twist, turn(noun)

    a circular segment of a curve

    "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path"

  2. bending, bend(noun)

    movement that causes the formation of a curve

  3. bend, curve(noun)

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

  4. 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"

  5. Bend(noun)

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

  6. bend, bend dexter(verb)

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

  7. bend, flex(verb)

    form a curve

    "The stick does not bend"

  8. bend(verb)

    change direction

    "The road bends"

  9. 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"

  10. 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"

  11. deflect, bend, turn away(verb)

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

  12. flex, bend(verb)

    bend a joint

    "flex your wrists"; "bend your knees"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. bend(verb)ɛnd

    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.

  2. bendɛnd

    to move an arm or leg so that it is not straight

    Try to bend your arm.; My leg wouldn't bend.

  3. bendɛnd

    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.

  4. bendɛnd

    (of road or path) to form a curve

    The road bends to the right.

  5. bendɛnd

    to work extremely hard to help sb

    I've been bending over backward to give you everything you want!

  6. bend(noun)ɛnd

    a curve to one side

    a bend in the road

Wiktionary

  1. bend(Noun)

    A curve.

  2. bend(Noun)

    Any of the various knots which join the ends of two lines.

  3. bend(Noun)

    A severe condition caused by excessively quick decompression, causing bubbles of nitrogen to form in the blood; decompression sickness.

  4. bend(Noun)

    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.

  5. bend(Verb)

    To cause (something) to change its shape into a curve, by physical force, chemical action, or any other means.

  6. bend(Verb)

    To become curved.

    Look at the trees bending in the wind.

  7. bend(Verb)

    To cause to change direction.

  8. bend(Verb)

    To change direction.

    The road bends to the right

  9. bend(Verb)

    To stoop.

    He bent down to pick up the pieces.

  10. bend(Verb)

    To force to submit.

    They bent me to their will.

  11. bend(Verb)

    To submit.

    I am bending to my desire to eat junk food.

  12. bend(Verb)

    To apply to a task or purpose.

    He bent company's resources to gaining market share.

  13. bend(Verb)

    To apply oneself to a task or purpose.

    He bent to the goal of gaining market share.

  14. bend(Verb)

    To adapt or interpret to for a purpose or beneficiary.

  15. bend(Verb)

    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.

  16. bend(Verb)

    To smoothly change the pitch of a note.

    You should bend the G slightly sharp in the next measure.

  17. bend(Verb)

    To swing the body when rowing.

  18. Origin: From benden, from bendan, from bandijanan, from bhendh-. Cognate with benden, bænde, bende, benda, benda. More at band.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bend(verb)

    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. Bend(verb)

    to turn toward some certain point; to direct; to incline

  3. Bend(verb)

    to apply closely or with interest; to direct

  4. Bend(verb)

    to cause to yield; to render submissive; to subdue

  5. Bend(verb)

    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

  6. Bend(verb)

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

  7. Bend(verb)

    to jut over; to overhang

  8. Bend(verb)

    to be inclined; to be directed

  9. Bend(verb)

    to bow in prayer, or in token of submission

  10. Bend(noun)

    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

  11. Bend(noun)

    turn; purpose; inclination; ends

  12. Bend(noun)

    a knot by which one rope is fastened to another or to an anchor, spar, or post

  13. Bend(noun)

    the best quality of sole leather; a butt. See Butt

  14. Bend(noun)

    hard, indurated clay; bind

  15. Bend(noun)

    same as caisson disease. Usually referred to as the bends

  16. Bend(noun)

    a band

  17. Bend(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. Bend

    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

bend(verb)

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.

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