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bend

noun (n)

  • a circular segment of a curve (noun.shape)
    Synonym: crook, turn, twist
    Example:
    A bend in the road.
    source: wordnet30
  • movement that causes the formation of a curve (noun.event)
    Synonym: bending
    source: wordnet30
  • curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.) (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: curve
    source: wordnet30
  • an angular or rounded shape made by folding (noun.shape)
    Example:
    A bend of his elbow.
    source: wordnet30
  • a town in central Oregon at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range (noun.location)
    source: wordnet30
  • diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: bend dexter
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A band. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • form a curve (verb.motion)
    Synonym: flex
    Antonym: straighten, unbend
    Example:
    The stick does not bend.
    source: wordnet30
  • change direction (verb.motion)
    Example:
    The road bends.
    source: wordnet30
  • cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form (verb.contact)
    Synonym: deform, flex, turn, twist
    Antonym: unbend
    Example:
    Bend the rod.
    source: wordnet30
  • bend one's back forward from the waist on down (verb.motion)
    Synonym: bow, crouch, stoop
    source: wordnet30
  • turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest (verb.motion)
    Synonym: deflect, turn away
    source: wordnet30
  • bend a joint (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Bend your knees.
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To be moved or strained out of a straight line; to crook or be curving; to bow. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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