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.
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Idioms for bend
Origin of bend1
synonym study for bend
OTHER WORDS FROM bendbend·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)
Example sentences from the Web for bend
Generally speaking, an MBA has more of a theoretical bend, while a master’s in marketing has a more practical approach.The advanced marketing degree has become a remote-work option for marketers|Trevor Grigoruk|February 18, 2021|Digiday
Finally, around a bend close to where Gow’s increasingly cloudy mind placed the mobile home, stood a man.How One Man Survived a Plane Crash and 5 Days in the Snowy Canadian Wilderness—and Went On to Help Shape the Modern Ski Industry|Cassidy Randall|December 27, 2020|Time
It was made of very thin, bendable silver, looked like a piece of wire.Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview|Alex Belth|February 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Who was that lithe, bendable gymnast setting alight the Olympic flame?
The fact is that Putin has never publically acknowledged his rumored relationship with the lithe, bendable Kabaeva.
It all ties in with Mr. Damon's so-called relatives, and their knowledge of my formula for a bendable glass.
You know, I got the idea for bendable glass while I was trying to figure out a way to make a huge telescope mirror.
"I had hoped your new bendable glass would more than repay the cost of your telescope," grumbled Ned.
The fugitive crook, Hammer, had finally been nabbed, still with the formula for the bendable glass in his possession.
Moderate heat will easily make the stoutest girder we have used bendable, while the sheets require only the gentlest pressure.The Great Airship.|F. S. Brereton
British Dictionary definitions for bend (1 of 2)
verb bends, bending or bent
Derived forms of bendbendable, adjective
Word Origin for bend
British Dictionary definitions for bend (2 of 2)
Word Origin for bend
Medical 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.