English dictionary

bend meaning and definition

BEND noun

Definition of bend (noun)

  1. a circular segment of a curve
    • "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path"
    • synonyms: crook, turn, twist
  2. movement that causes the formation of a curve
  3. curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)
  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"
    • synonyms: crease, crimp, flexure, fold, plication
  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

BEND verb

Definition of bend (verb)

  1. form a curve
  2. change direction
    • "The road bends"
  3. 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"
    • synonyms: deform, flex, turn, twist
    • antonym: unbend
  4. 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"
    • synonyms: bow, crouch, stoop
  5. turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest
  6. bend a joint
    • "flex your wrists"; "bend your knees"
    • synonyms: flex
Source: Princeton University Wordnet