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Definition of bent:

  1. A declivity or slope, as of a hill.
  2. A grass of the genus Agrostis, esp. Agrostis vulgaris, or redtop. The name is also used of many other grasses, esp. in America.
  3. A leaning or bias; proclivity; tendency of mind; inclination; disposition; purpose; aim.
  4. A reedlike grass; a stalk of stiff, coarse grass.
  5. A transverse frame of a framed structure.
  6. Any neglected field or broken ground; a common; a moor.
  7. Changed by pressure so as to be no longer straight; crooked; as, a bent pin; a bent lever.
  8. imp. & p. p. of Bend.
  9. Particular direction or tendency; flexion; course.
  10. Strongly inclined toward something, so as to be resolved, determined, set, etc.; - said of the mind, character, disposition, desires, etc., and used with on; as, to be bent on going to college; he is bent on mischief.
  11. Tension; force of acting; energy; impetus.
  12. The state of being curved, crooked, or inclined from a straight line; flexure; curvity; as, the bent of a bow.


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