Definitions of bent

  1. The state of being curved, crooked, or inclined from a straight line; flexure; curvity; as, the bent of a bow.
  2. A declivity or slope, as of a hill.
  3. A leaning or bias; proclivity; tendency of mind; inclination; disposition; purpose; aim.
  4. Particular direction or tendency; flexion; course.
  5. A transverse frame of a framed structure.
  6. Tension; force of acting; energy; impetus.
  7. A reedlike grass; a stalk of stiff, coarse grass.
  8. A grass of the genus Agrostis, esp. Agrostis vulgaris, or redtop. The name is also used of many other grasses, esp. in America.
  9. Any neglected field or broken ground; a common; a moor.
  10. A turn; a leaning ( mental or intellectual) toward something; as, a bent for music; disposition; a stiff or wiry grass.
  11. Leaning or bias: fixed tendency or set of the mind.
  12. A coarse grass.
  13. A coarse grass or sedge; tendency; inclination.
  14. Tendency; disposition.
  15. The limit of endurance or capacity.
  16. A stiff wiry grass.
  17. The culms or dry stalks of pasture grasses; a coarse grass which creeps and roots rapidly through the soil by its wiry and jointed stems, and thus binds it together, very difficult to eradicate.
  18. imp. & amp; p. p. of Bend.
  19. Changed by pressure so as to be no longer straight; crooked; as, a bent pin; a bent lever.
  20. imp. & p. p. of Bend.
  21. Strongly inclined toward something, so as to be resolved, determined, set, etc.; - said of the mind, character, disposition, desires, etc., and used with on; as, to be bent on going to college; he is bent on mischief.
  22. Pa. t. and pa. p. of BEND.
  23. Imp. & pp. of BEND, v.
  24. Curved; crooked; strongly inclined; determined.
  25. Curved; inclined; prone to; determined; in bot., hanging down towards the ground.
  26. Of bend.