Definitions of bend

  1. To be crooked or incurvated; to incline; to lean or turn; to jut over; to be prone to; to bow; submissive.
  2. 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.
  3. To turn toward some certain point; to direct; to incline.
  4. To apply closely or with interest; to direct.
  5. To cause to yield; to render submissive; to subdue.
  6. 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.
  7. To curve or make crooked; move or turn aside out of a straight line; direct to a certain point; cause to yield; fasten.
  8. To curve or bow: make crooked: to turn or incline: to subdue.
  9. To curve; incline; subdue.
  10. To curve; crook; deflect; direct; apply.
  11. To be moved or strained out of a straight line; to crook or be curving; to bow.
  12. To jut over; to overhang.
  13. To be inclined; to be directed.
  14. To bow in prayer, or in token of submission.
  15. To be or to become curved or crooked; be turned towards; bow or be submissive.
  16. To be crooked or curved: to lean: to bow in submission:- pa. p. bended or bent.
  17. cause to assume a crooked or angular form; " bend the rod"; " twist the dough into a braid"; " the strong man could turn an iron bar"
  18. change direction; " The road bends"
  19. turn from a straight course , fixed direction, or line of interest
  20. To become curved or deflected.
  21. To yield; submit; devote oneself.
  22. To overhang.
  23. To make crooked, or to curve; to direct to a certain point, as one's course; to apply closely; to incline; to be determined; to subdue; to fasten by a knot.
  24. To crook; to incline; to turn over or round.
  25. diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left
  26. a town in central Oregon at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range
  27. 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"
  28. bend a joint; " flex your wrists"; " bend your knees"
  29. 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.
  30. Turn; purpose; inclination; ends.
  31. A knot by which one rope is fastened to another or to an anchor, spar, or post.
  32. The best quality of sole leather; a butt. See Butt.
  33. Hard, indurated clay; bind.
  34. same as caisson disease. Usually referred to as the bends.
  35. A band.
  36. 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.
  37. A curve; a turn; a crook.
  38. A curve or crook.
  39. Bent.
  40. A curve or crook; a bending; a loop or knot.
  41. A curve; a turn in a road or river; a particular kind of knot made by seamen; an honourable ordinary, supposed to represent a shoulder- belt or scarf, formed by lines drawn from the dexter corner to the sinister base, and containing a third part of the field when charged, and a fifth when plain. To bend the brow, to knit the brow; to frown. Bends of a ship, the thickest and strongest planks in her sides, more commonly called wales. The bend sinister, drawn from the sinister corner to the dexter base, denotes illegitimacy.
  42. A turn; a curve.