English dictionary

bent meaning and definition

BENT noun

Definition of bent (noun)

  1. a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way
    • "the set of his mind was obvious"
    • synonyms: set
  2. grass for pastures and lawns especially bowling and putting greens
  3. an area of grassland unbounded by fences or hedges
  4. a special way of doing something
    • "he had a bent for it"; "he had a special knack for getting into trouble"; "he couldn't get the hang of it"
    • synonyms: hang, knack

BENT adjective

Definition of bent (adjective)

  1. fixed in your purpose
    • "bent on going to the theater"; "dead set against intervening"; "out to win every event"
    • synonyms: bent on, dead set, out to
  2. used of the back and knees; stooped
    • "on bended knee"; "with bent (or bended) back"
    • synonyms: bended
  3. of metal e.g.
    • "bent nails"; "a car with a crumpled front end"; "dented fenders"
    • synonyms: crumpled, dented
Source: Princeton University Wordnet