Definition of bend :
1. A band.
2. A knot by which one rope is fastened to another or to an anchor, spar, or post.
3. 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. Hard, indurated clay; bind.
5. 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.
6. same as caisson disease. Usually referred to as the bends.
7. The best quality of sole leather; a butt. See Butt.
8. To apply closely or with interest; to direct.
9. To be inclined; to be directed.
10. To be moved or strained out of a straight line; to crook or be curving; to bow.
11. To bow in prayer, or in token of submission.
12. To cause to yield; to render submissive; to subdue.
13. 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.
14. To jut over; to overhang.
15. 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.
16. To turn toward some certain point; to direct; to incline.
17. Turn; purpose; inclination; ends.
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comply (part of speech: verb)
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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)
- " About a day and a half after we left Big Bend, we met a friendly Indian, who was much excited when he saw us. - "Colorado--The Bright Romance of American History", F. C. Grable.
- You remember the big log that lies out in the river up at the bend? - "Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3", Collected and Arranged by Francis J. Reynolds.
- I'll bend my great mind to the question, and you shall know the result on Christmas Day. - "Betty Trevor", Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey.