Definition of Bend

1. Noun. A circular segment of a curve. "A crook in the path"

Exact synonyms: Crook, Turn, Twist
Generic synonyms: Curve, Curved Shape
Specialized synonyms: Bight
Derivative terms: Crook



2. Verb. Form a curve. "The glass tubes bend"; "The stick does not bend"

3. Noun. Movement that causes the formation of a curve.
Exact synonyms: Bending
Generic synonyms: Motion, Movement
Specialized synonyms: Deflection, Deflexion, Refraction

4. Verb. Change direction. "The road bends"
Generic synonyms: Turn
Derivative terms: Bender

5. Noun. Curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.).
Exact synonyms: Curve
Specialized synonyms: Blind Bend, Blind Curve, Elbow, Hairpin Bend
Group relationships: Road, Route
Generic synonyms: Section, Segment
Category relationships: River
Derivative terms: Curve, Curve, Curve, Curvey, Curvy

6. Verb. Cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form. "They bend the glass tubes"; "The strong man could turn an iron bar"
Exact synonyms: Deform, Flex, Turn, Twist
Generic synonyms: Change Form, Change Shape, Deform
Specialized synonyms: Dent, Indent, Incurvate, Gnarl, Crank, Convolute, Convolve
Derivative terms: Bendable, Bender, Deformation, Deformation, Flexible
Antonyms: Unbend

7. Noun. An angular or rounded shape made by folding. "A bend of his elbow"
Exact synonyms: Crease, Crimp, Flexure, Fold, Plication
Specialized synonyms: Plait, Pleat, Kink, Twirl, Twist, Pucker, Ruck
Generic synonyms: Angular Shape, Angularity
Derivative terms: Crimp, Flex, Fold, Plicate

8. Verb. Bend one's back forward from the waist on down. "The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse"
Exact synonyms: Bow, Crouch, Stoop
Entails: Change Posture
Generic synonyms: Flex
Specialized synonyms: Squinch, Cower, Huddle
Derivative terms: Bow, Crouch, Stoop, Stooper
Also: Stoop To

9. Noun. A town in central Oregon at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range.
Generic synonyms: Town
Group relationships: Beaver State, Or, Oregon

10. Verb. Turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest.
Exact synonyms: Deflect, Turn Away
Generic synonyms: Turn
Derivative terms: Deflection, Deflector, Deflexion

11. Noun. Diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left.
Exact synonyms: Bend Dexter
Generic synonyms: Ordinary

12. Verb. Bend a joint. "Bend your knees"
Exact synonyms: Flex
Generic synonyms: Move
Derivative terms: Flexure, Flexure

Definition of Bend

1. v. t. 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.

2. v. i. To be moved or strained out of a straight line; to crook or be curving; to bow.

3. n. 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.

4. n. A band.

Definition of Bend

1. Verb. (transitive) To cause (something) to change its shape into a curve, by physical force, chemical action, or any other means. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To become curved. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To cause to change direction. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To change direction. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive usually with "down") To stoop. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To force to submit. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) To submit. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To apply to a task or purpose. ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive) To apply oneself to a task or purpose. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To adapt or interpret to for a purpose or beneficiary. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive nautical) To tie, as in securing a line to a cleat; to shackle a chain to an anchor; make fast. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive music) To smoothly change the pitch of a note. ¹

13. Verb. (intransitive nautical) To swing the body when rowing. ¹

14. Noun. A curve. ¹

15. Noun. (nautical) Any of the various knots which join the ends of two lines.

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