verb (used with object), bent or (Archaic) bend·ed; bend·ing.
verb (used without object), bent or (Archaic) bend·ed; bend·ing.
- thick planking immediately below the waterways of a wooden vessel.
- the wales of a vessel.
Origin of bend1
Related formsbend·a·ble, adjectivenon·bend·ing, adjectivere·bend·a·ble, adjective
Definition for bend (2 of 3)
- a diagonal band extending from the dexter chief of an escutcheon to the sinister base.Compare bend sinister.
- in bend, (of a charge) set diagonally or in a diagonal row.
Definition for bend (3 of 3)
Examples from the Web for bend
And now, similarly, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee: "Bend over and take it like a prisoner!"
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After acknowledging that there has been a “bend in the curve” and a reason to hope, he warned against inaction.
The city was described by V.S. Naipaul in his 1979 novel A Bend in the River as “a place where the future has come and gone.”‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“This is the key way to bend the curve,” Powell told The Daily Beast of the mission abroad in a September interview.
They were just turning a bend of the road, when Paul chanced to look backward.Paul Prescott's Charge|Horatio Alger
A young girl came around a bend, leading a small pig, and the child darted toward her.Pappina, the Little Wanderer|Katherine Wallace Davis
About half an hour from the house, where the road made a bend towards Krantz Hoek.Harley Greenoak's Charge|Bertram Mitford
They had covered about two miles when they came to a bend in the road, and there Andy called a halt.The Rover Boys in the Land of Luck|Edward Stratemeyer
They swung around a bend in the trail and came upon the ashes of a recent campfire.Slim Evans and his Horse Lightning|Graham M. Dean
British Dictionary definitions for bend (1 of 2)
verb bends, bending or bent
Derived Formsbendable, adjective
Word Origin for bend
British Dictionary definitions for bend (2 of 2)
Word Origin for bend
Medicine definitions for bend
Idioms and Phrases with bend
In addition to the idioms beginning with bend
- bend one's elbow
- bend over backwards
- bend someone's ear
- around the bend
- crook (bend) one's elbow
- on bended knee
Also see underbent.