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BEND (bent)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Bend mean? 

BEND (noun)
  The noun BEND has 6 senses:

1. a circular segment of a curve
2. movement that causes the formation of a curve
3. curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)
4. an angular or rounded shape made by folding
5. a town in central Oregon at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range
6. diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left

  Familiarity information: BEND used as a noun is common.


BEND (verb)
  The verb BEND has 6 senses:

1. form a curve
2. change direction
3. cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form
4. bend one's back forward from the waist on down
5. turn from a straight course , fixed direction, or line of interest
6. bend a joint

  Familiarity information: BEND used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


BEND (noun)


Sense 1bend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A circular segment of a curve

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Synonyms:

turn; bend; crook; twist

Context examples:

a bend in the road / a crook in the path

Hypernyms ("bend" is a kind of...):

curve; curved shape (the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "bend"):

bight (a bend or curve (especially in a coastline))


Sense 2bend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Movement that causes the formation of a curve

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

bending; bend

Hypernyms ("bend" is a kind of...):

motion; movement (a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "bend"):

deflection; deflexion; refraction (the amount by which a propagating wave is bent)


Sense 3bend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

bend; curve

Hypernyms ("bend" is a kind of...):

section; segment (one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object)

Domain category:

river (a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "bend"):

blind bend; blind curve (a curve or bend in the road that you cannot see around as you are driving)

elbow (a sharp bend in a road or river)

hairpin bend (a U-shaped bend in a road)

Holonyms ("bend" is a part of...):

road; route (an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation)


Sense 4bend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An angular or rounded shape made by folding

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Synonyms:

plication; fold; crimp; crease; flexure; bend

Context examples:

a fold in the napkin / a crease in his trousers / a plication on her blouse / a flexure of the colon / a bend of his elbow

Hypernyms ("bend" is a kind of...):

angular shape; angularity (a shape having one or more sharp angles)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "bend"):

plait; pleat (any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape)

kink; twirl; twist (a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight)

pucker; ruck (an irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth))


Sense 5Bend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A town in central Oregon at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Instance hypernyms:

town (an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city)

Holonyms ("Bend" is a part of...):

Beaver State; OR; Oregon (a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific)


Sense 6bend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

bend dexter; bend

Hypernyms ("bend" is a kind of...):

ordinary ((heraldry) any of several conventional figures used on shields)


BEND (verb)


Sense 1bend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Form a curve

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

bend; flex

Context example:

The stick does not bend

Hypernyms (to "bend" is one way to...):

change form; change shape; deform (assume a different shape or form)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "bend"):

curl; curl up; draw in (shape one's body into a curl)

cower; crawl; creep; cringe; fawn; grovel (show submission or fear)

double; double over; double up (bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain)

bend; bow; crouch; stoop (bend one's back forward from the waist on down)

angle; lean; slant; tilt; tip (to incline or bend from a vertical position)

replicate; retroflex (bend or turn backward)

incurvate (bend inwards)

arc; arch; curve (form an arch or curve)

crook; curve (bend or cause to bend)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

The glass tubes bend

Antonym:

straighten (straighten up or out; make straight)


Sense 2bend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Change direction

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

The road bends

Hypernyms (to "bend" is one way to...):

turn (change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


Sense 3bend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

twist; deform; bend; flex; turn

Context examples:

bend the rod / twist the dough into a braid / the strong man could turn an iron bar

Hypernyms (to "bend" is one way to...):

change form; change shape; deform (assume a different shape or form)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "bend"):

convolute; convolve (curl, wind, or twist together)

crank (bend into the shape of a crank)

gnarl (twist into a state of deformity)

incurvate (cause to curve inward)

dent; indent (make a depression into)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

They bend the glass tubes

Antonym:

unbend (free from flexure)


Sense 4bend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bend one's back forward from the waist on down

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

crouch; stoop; bend; bow

Context examples:

he crouched down / She bowed before the Queen / The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse

Hypernyms (to "bend" is one way to...):

bend; flex (form a curve)

"Bend" entails doing...:

change posture (undergo a change in bodily posture)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "bend"):

squinch (crouch down)

cower; huddle (crouch or curl up)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 5bend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Turn from a straight course , fixed direction, or line of interest

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

turn away; deflect; bend

Hypernyms (to "bend" is one way to...):

turn (change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 6bend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bend a joint

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

flex; bend

Context examples:

flex your wrists / bend your knees

Hypernyms (to "bend" is one way to...):

move (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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