Definition of bend:
- A band.
- A knot by which one rope is fastened to another or to an anchor, spar, or post.
- 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.
- Hard, indurated clay; bind.
- One of the honorable ordinaries, containing a third or a fifth part of the field. It crosses the field diagonally from the dexter chief to the sinister base.
- same as caisson disease. Usually referred to as the bends.
- The best quality of sole leather; a butt. See Butt.
- To apply closely or with interest; to direct.
- To be inclined; to be directed.
- To be moved or strained out of a straight line; to crook or be curving; to bow.
- To bow in prayer, or in token of submission.
- To cause to yield; to render submissive; to subdue.
- To fasten, as one rope to another, or as a sail to its yard or stay; or as a cable to the ring of an anchor.
- To jut over; to overhang.
- 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.
- To turn toward some certain point; to direct; to incline.
- Turn; purpose; inclination; ends.
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- comply (part of speech: verb)
- curvature (part of speech: noun)
- bend (part of speech: verb)
- curve (part of speech: verb)
- deformity (part of speech: noun)
- deform (part of speech: verb)
- "Colorado--The Bright Romance of American History", F. C. Grable.
- "Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3", Collected and Arranged by Francis J. Reynolds.
- "Betty Trevor", Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey.