What is the meaning of bent?


  • A relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way.
    • usage: "the set of his mind was obvious"
  • Grass for pastures and lawns especially bowling and putting greens.
  • An area of grassland unbounded by fences or hedges.
  • A special way of doing something.
    • usage: "he had a bent for it"; "he had a special knack for getting into trouble"; "he couldn't get the hang of it"


  • Form a curve.
    • usage: "The stick does not bend"
  • Change direction.
    • usage: "The road bends"
  • Cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form.
    • usage: "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar"
  • Bend one's back forward from the waist on down.
    • usage: "he crouched down"; "She bowed before the Queen"; "The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse"
  • Turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest.
  • Bend a joint.
    • usage: "flex your wrists"; "bend your knees"


  • Fixed in your purpose.
    • usage: "bent on going to the theater"; "dead set against intervening"; "out to win every event"
  • Used of the back and knees; stooped.
    • usage: "on bended knee"; "with bent (or bended) back"
  • Of metal e. G..
    • usage: "bent nails"; "a car with a crumpled front end"; "dented fenders"
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