Definitions for bentbɛnt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a bent back.
determined; set; resolved:
bent on succeeding.
Chiefly Brit. corrupt.
a bent for painting.
capacity of endurance.
a transverse frame, as of a bridge or an aqueduct, designed to support either vertical or horizontal loads.
Category: Civil Engineering
Origin of bent:
1525–35; orig. ptp. of bend1
Ref: bent grass.
a stalk of bent grass.
Origin of bent:
1300–50; ME; OE beonet-, beonot-, c. OHG binuz rush
a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way
"the set of his mind was obvious"
bent, bent grass, bent-grass(noun)
grass for pastures and lawns especially bowling and putting greens
an area of grassland unbounded by fences or hedges
bent, knack, hang(adj)
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"
bent, bent on(p), dead set(p), out to(p)(adj)
fixed in your purpose
"bent on going to the theater"; "dead set against intervening"; "out to win every event"
used of the back and knees; stooped
"on bended knee"; "with bent (or bended) back"
bent, crumpled, dented(adj)
of metal e.g.
"bent nails"; "a car with a crumpled front end"; "dented fenders"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the past tense and the past participle of "bend"
curved and not straight or flat
a badly bent bumper
imp. & p. p. of Bend
changed by pressure so as to be no longer straight; crooked; as, a bent pin; a bent lever
strongly inclined toward something, so as to be resolved, determined, set, etc.; -- said of the mind, character, disposition, desires, etc., and used with on; as, to be bent on going to college; he is bent on mischief
the state of being curved, crooked, or inclined from a straight line; flexure; curvity; as, the bent of a bow
a declivity or slope, as of a hill
a leaning or bias; proclivity; tendency of mind; inclination; disposition; purpose; aim
particular direction or tendency; flexion; course
a transverse frame of a framed structure
tension; force of acting; energy; impetus
a reedlike grass; a stalk of stiff, coarse grass
a grass of the genus Agrostis, esp. Agrostis vulgaris, or redtop. The name is also used of many other grasses, esp. in America
any neglected field or broken ground; a common; a moor
Translations for bent
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a natural inclination
a bent for mathematics.
- مَيْلٌ شَديدArabic
- inclinaçãoPortuguese (BR)
- sklon, dispozice, nadáníCzech
- die NeigungGerman
- anlæg; flair; talentDanish
- ταλέντο, έφεσηGreek
- خمیدگی؛ زاویه گنگFarsi
- tilhneiging, hneigðIcelandic
- inclinazione, propensioneItalian
- 기호, 성향Korean
- tieksme; noslieceLatvian
- hang, tilbøyelighet; anleggNorwegian
- خمیدگی؛ زاویه گنگPersian
- کږ لیڅی لیندیPashto
- sklon, nadanieSlovak
- anlag, håg, lustSwedish
- eğilim, yönelim, istidatTurkish
- 愛好Chinese (Trad.)
- схильність; нахилUkrainian
- رغبت ، میلانUrdu
- năng khiếuVietnamese
- 爱好Chinese (Simp.)
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