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Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Bent'

Bent Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    bend n
  1. a circular segment of a curve; "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path" [syn: crook, turn]
  2. movement that causes the formation of a curve [syn: bending]
  3. curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.) [syn: curve]
  4. an angular or rounded shape made by folding; "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" [syn: fold, crease, plication, flexure, crimp]
  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 [syn: bend dexter] v
  7. form a curve; "The stick does not bend" [syn: flex] [ant: straighten]
  8. change direction; "The road bends"
  9. 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" [syn: flex, deform, twist, turn] [ant: unbend]
  10. bend one's back forward from the waist on down; "he crouched down"; "She bowed before the Queen"; "The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse" [syn: crouch, stoop, bow]
  11. turn from a straight course , fixed direction, or line of interest [syn: deflect, turn away]
  12. bend a joint; "flex your wrists"; "bend your knees" [syn: flex] [also: bent]
Bent Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    bent adj
  1. altered from an originally straight condition; "a bent wire"
  2. fixed in your purpose; "bent on going to the theater"; "dead
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Bent'

  • Bent: The term bent may refer to:bent. Bent molecular geometry Bent (unit), a unit of action equal to 1 amp^2 times 1 second. Bent (play), a 1979 ...
  • Darren Bent: Darren Ashley Bent (born 6 February 1984) is an English footballer who plays for Premier League club Aston Villa as a striker . ...
  • Bent (play): Bent is a 1979 play by Martin Sherman . It revolves around the persecution of gays in Nazi Germany , and takes place during and after ...
  • Marcus Bent: Marcus Nathan Bent (born 19 May 1978 is an English football striker who plays for Sheffield United on loan from Birmingham City . ...
  • Bent County, Colorado: Bent County is one of the 64 counties of the state of Colorado of the United States . is named in honor of frontier trader William Bent . ...
  • Bent (band): Bent are an electronica act from Nottingham in England , consisting of Neil "Nail" Tolliday and Simon Mills. They gained critical ...
  • Bent (song): "Bent" is the first single from Mad Season , the second album by the rock band Matchbox Twenty . The song reached number one on the ...
  • Bent (film): Bent is a 1997 British/Japanese drama film directed by Sean Mathias , based on the 1979 play of the same name by Martin Sherman , who ...

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Meaning of the Name 'Bent'

  • Meaning: Blessed
  • Origin: Danish
  • Gender: Male

'Bent' in famous quotation sentence

* Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love. - Kahlil Gibran

* As the twig is bent the tree inclines. - Virgil

* Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true. - Robert Brault

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Bent Sample Sentences in News

  • After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge
    Moments after he tumbled more than 30 feet down the side of a mountain in 2009, Danny Bent opened his eyes, regained use of his limbs, found his bike, and climbed back up to the road to rejoin his friends for the last 60 miles of their cycling trip. The young man from Devon, England, traded in his high-paying job in finance for a profession that he thought would h Read more on this news related to 'Bent'
  • Bent River Community Credit Union hires new Muscatine staff
    DAVENPORT, Iowa — Bent River Community Credit Union recently announced the hiring of a new staff member to its Muscatine office. Read more on this news related to 'Bent'
  • Boehner says he is 'hell-bent' on passing immigration reform this year
    HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER , left, and his GOP leadership team are telling donors and industry groups that they want to pass immigration legislation this year, despite the reluctance of other party members to tackle the divisive issue before the midterm elections. Obama, Cantor phone call on immigration highlights finger-pointing, deep divide Paul defends Bush on Read more on this news related to 'Bent'

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