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    bend

    bend - Dictionary definition and meaning for word bend

    Definition
    (noun) a circular segment of a curve
    Synonyms : crook , turn , twist
    Example Sentence
    • a bend in the road
    • a crook in the path
    Definition
    (noun) movement that causes the formation of a curve
    Synonyms : bending
    Definition
    (noun) curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)
    Synonyms : curve
    Definition
    (noun) an angular or rounded shape made by folding
    Synonyms : crease , crimp , flexure , fold , plication
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) a town in central Oregon at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range Definition
    (noun) diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left
    Synonyms : bend dexter
    Definition
    (verb) form a curve
    Synonyms : flex
    Example Sentence
    • The stick does not bend
    Definition
    (verb) change direction
    Example Sentence
    • The road bends
    Definition
    (verb) cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form
    Synonyms : deform , flex , turn , twist
    Example Sentence
    • bend the rod
    • twist the dough into a braid
    • the strong man could turn an iron bar
    Definition
    (verb) bend one's back forward from the waist on down
    Synonyms : bow , crouch , stoop
    Example Sentence
    • he crouched down
    • She bowed before the Queen
    • The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse
    Definition
    (verb) turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest
    Synonyms : deflect , turn away
    Definition
    (verb) bend a joint
    Synonyms : flex
    Example Sentence
    • flex your wrists
    • bend your knees
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