What does bend mean?

Definitions for bend
bɛndbend

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bend, crook, twist, turnnoun

    a circular segment of a curve

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

  2. bending, bendnoun

    movement that causes the formation of a curve

  3. bend, curvenoun

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

  4. fold, crease, plication, flexure, crimp, bendnoun

    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. Bendnoun

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

  6. bend, bend dexterverb

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

  7. bend, flexverb

    form a curve

    "The stick does not bend"

  8. bendverb

    change direction

    "The road bends"

  9. flex, bend, deform, twist, turnverb

    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, bowverb

    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 awayverb

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

  12. flex, bendverb

    bend a joint

    "flex your wrists"; "bend your knees"

Wiktionary

  1. bendnoun

    A curve.

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

  2. bendnoun

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

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

  3. bendnoun

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

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

  4. bendnoun

    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.

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

  5. bendverb

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

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

  6. bendverb

    To become curved.

    Look at the trees bending in the wind.

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

  7. bendverb

    To cause to change direction.

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

  8. bendverb

    To change direction.

    The road bends to the right

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

  9. bendverb

    To stoop.

    He bent down to pick up the pieces.

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

  10. bendverb

    To force to submit.

    They bent me to their will.

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

  11. bendverb

    To submit.

    I am bending to my desire to eat junk food.

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

  12. bendverb

    To apply to a task or purpose.

    He bent company's resources to gaining market share.

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

  13. bendverb

    To apply oneself to a task or purpose.

    He bent to the goal of gaining market share.

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

  14. bendverb

    To adapt or interpret to for a purpose or beneficiary.

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

  15. bendverb

    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.

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

  16. bendverb

    To smoothly change the pitch of a note.

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

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

  17. bendverb

    To swing the body when rowing.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bendverb

    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. Bendverb

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

  3. Bendverb

    to apply closely or with interest; to direct

  4. Bendverb

    to cause to yield; to render submissive; to subdue

  5. Bendverb

    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. Bendverb

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

  7. Bendverb

    to jut over; to overhang

  8. Bendverb

    to be inclined; to be directed

  9. Bendverb

    to bow in prayer, or in token of submission

  10. Bendnoun

    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. Bendnoun

    turn; purpose; inclination; ends

  12. Bendnoun

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

  13. Bendnoun

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

  14. Bendnoun

    hard, indurated clay; bind

  15. Bendnoun

    same as caisson disease. Usually referred to as the bends

  16. Bendnoun

    a band

  17. Bendnoun

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bend

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

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. bend

    The chock of the bowsprit.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. bend

    In heraldry, is one of the ordinaries, or more important figures. It is formed of two parallel lines drawn from the dexter to the sinister base, and consequently passing athwart the shield. It is supposed to represent a shoulder-belt, or scarf worn over the shoulder.

Rap Dictionary

  1. bendnoun

    A prostitute. "She was more than just a bend" -- Grand Puba

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of bend in a Sentence

  1. Alexis karpouzos:

    My child, let your life come into the world of darkness like a spark of light, without flicker and pure, and thank them in silence. You know, my child, they are cruel in their greed and envy, their words are disguised knives thirsting for blood. But do not be afraid, my child, go and stand in their hearts, and let your gentle eyes fall on them like the forgiving serenity of the night. My child, let them see your face and so they know it meaning of all things, let them love and love one another. Go, at sunrise, open and lift up your heart like a blooming flower, and at sunset, bend your head and silently complete the worship of the day. Remember, my child, gods and demons, ghosts and elves are fragments of one, built by the hand of the abyss. So, move on, go to the shore of the vast darkness, there, is the Great Meeting of Children, there, the sea gives a smile to the beach, there, sing the waves facing death

  2. William Congreve:

    Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.

  3. Rowdy Burton:

    Since they didn’t bend right either it would’ve been difficult to use a wheelchair or crutches.

  4. Jeb Bush:

    In this campaign I've stood my ground refusing to bend to the political winds, we put forward detailed, innovative conservative plans to address the mounting challenges that we face. Because despite what you might have heard, ideas matter... policy matters.

  5. Lindsey Graham:

    What she is trying to do is get Mitch McConnell to bend to her will, to shape the trial.

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Translations for bend

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  • 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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