What does Bend mean?

Definitions for Bendbɛnd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Bend.

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"


  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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bend

    bend, n. in leather, half a butt cut lengthwise.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Bend' in Verbs Frequency: #515


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bend in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Linda Cardellini:

    I can bend it like Beckham!

  2. Jared Fogle:

    Chairs would bend when I'd sit in them.

  3. my grandma:

    Bend over pull up your socks and keep on walking

  4. American Tori Bowie:

    My main focus was attack the bend, don't give them anything.

  5. Deputy Attorney General Thiru Vignarajah:

    Justice does not bend to the fashionable position of the moment.

Images & Illustrations of Bend

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Translations for Bend

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • ثنىArabic
  • подчинявам, извивам се, извивам, завивам, превивам, връзвам, възел, кесонна болест, завойBulgarian
  • ohnout, ohybCzech
  • durchbiegen, biegen, beugen, KurveGerman
  • λυγίζω, στροφήGreek
  • fleksi, kurbigiEsperanto
  • doblar, doblegar, curvar, doblarseSpanish
  • خمPersian
  • taipua, suuntautua, sitoa, kumartua, taivuttaa, antaa periksi, kääntyä, kääntää, kiinnittää, suunnata, myöntyä, kaaret, anturanahka, palkki, kytky, tarkoitus, sukeltajantauti, mutka, parrasFinnish
  • courberFrench
  • lùb, crom, boghaScottish Gaelic
  • התכופף, כופףHebrew
  • görbít, hajlítHungarian
  • kurveskarIdo
  • beygjaIcelandic
  • curvarsi, piegare, curvare, ammanigliare, piegarsi, curvaItalian
  • 曲がる, 曲げるJapanese
  • 굽​​히다Korean
  • چه‌ماندنKurdish
  • curvo, flecto, sinuōLatin
  • saliektLatvian
  • ngawaki, whakapiko, noninga, hawhe, hawe, whawheMāori
  • gaan, buigen, plooien, bevestigen, corrigeren, vastmaken, onderwerpen, knopen, draaien, afbuigen, bocht, verbindingsknoopDutch
  • bøyeNorwegian
  • zgiąćPolish
  • curvar, curvar-se, virar, dobrar-se, dobrar, obrigar, doença de descompressão, curva, bandaPortuguese
  • îndoi, curbaRomanian
  • гнуться, изгибать, сгибать, изгибаться, гнуть, изгибRussian
  • upogniti, zavojSlovene
  • böja, glida, kuva, binda, krokna, böj, kurva, knop, krökSwedish
  • kunja, pindaSwahili
  • bükmekTurkish
  • uốn congVietnamese
  • verdjî, ployî, fé ployîWalloon
  • 彎曲Chinese

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