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)
How to use bend in a sentence
In cold weather, the heat produced by this process, along with the wearer’s body heat, is trapped in pockets created by the natural chaos of wool’s kinks and bends.The Kora Xenolith Is My Secret Weapon Against the Cold|Wes Siler|February 2, 2021|Outside Online
Made from extremely strong titanium, this trowel has well-designed serrated edges, an ergonomic grip, a U-shaped bend, and a rounded handle so you can dig with ease in any terrain.
He and his colleagues found that, within the lasso loop, the tree snakes form subtle sideways bends.These snakes wiggle up smooth poles by turning their bodies into ‘lassoes’|Kate Baggaley|January 13, 2021|Popular Science
I also jumped on the season, taking advantage of this winter’s storms to explore cross-country ski areas along part of the Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway, which snakes into the mountains near my house in Bend.Local cross-country skiing can smooth a bumpy winter’s ups and downs|Erin E. Williams|January 7, 2021|Washington Post
The 30-minute stretch of road north from Bend to Sisters is rife with snowshoeing, sledding and fishing.The best winter road trips for RVs, from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to the Florida Keys|Heather Balogh Rochfort|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
But contemporary classical music has changed, and the field is now spawning many appealing and genre-bending works.
He majored in mathematical physics, studying mind-bending theories of quantum mechanics and partial differential equations.
He looked out and “saw this fellow bending over this girl and she was in a kneeling position.”
If the game sticks to interactivity and can keep the time-bending gameplay fresh, then it will be a success regardless.Gamers Want to Game: Video Games Aren't Blockbuster Movies|Alec Kubas-Meyer|August 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In this light, shutting down the Government rather than bending on legislation becomes a moral imperative.The Tea Party Isn’t a Political Movement, It’s a Religious One|Jack Schwartz|July 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ollie saw someone standing before it, bending slightly forward in the pose of expectation.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
He stood aside, and bending from the waist he made a sweeping gesture towards the door with the hand that held his hat.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Then Edwin was bending over it, with his ear close to her ear, and the sleeve of his overcoat touching her sleeve.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
A brilliant blaze of lightning showed him the unmistakable figure of the Black Hood bending over the body of Joseph, the watchman.
This bending of the tuning wires, however, takes place to a much larger extent than most organ builders imagine.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building|George Laing Miller
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.