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Bend meaning

bend - 20 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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"
  2. 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. 3. To turn toward some certain point; to direct; to incline.
  4. 4. To apply closely or with interest; to direct.
  5. 5. To cause to yield; to render submissive; to subdue.
  6. 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. 7. To be moved or strained out of a straight line; to crook or be curving; to bow.
  8. 8. To jut over; to overhang.
  9. 9. To be inclined; to be directed.
  10. 10. To bow in prayer, or in token of submission.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. Turn; purpose; inclination; ends.
  13. 13. A knot by which one rope is fastened to another or to an anchor, spar, or post.
  14. 14. The best quality of sole leather; a butt. See Butt.
  15. 15. Hard, indurated clay; bind.
  16. 16. same as caisson disease. Usually referred to as the bends.
  17. 17. A band.
  18. 18. 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.
  19. 19. Bent.
  20. 20. To curve; incline; subdue.

bend - examples of usage

  1. You must bend your knees a little, or I'll be compelled to get on a chair.
  2. If my knees will bend for me, I can do it without anybody's help." - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
  3. The floor seemed to bend beneath my feet. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
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