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Definitions of bent

  1. used of the back and knees; stooped; "on bended knee"; "with bent (or bended) back" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. altered from an originally straight condition; "a bent wire" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way; "the set of his mind was obvious" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. grass for pastures and lawns especially bowling and putting greens Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. used especially of the head or upper back; "a bent head and sloping shoulders" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. of metal e.g.; "bent nails"; "a car with a crumpled front end"; "dented fenders" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. fixed in your purpose; "bent on going to the theater"; "dead set against intervening"; "out to win every event" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. imp. & p. p. of Bend. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. Changed by pressure so as to be no longer straight; crooked; as, a bent pin; a bent lever. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The state of being curved, crooked, or inclined from a straight line; flexure; curvity; as, the bent of a bow. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A declivity or slope, as of a hill. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A leaning or bias; proclivity; tendency of mind; inclination; disposition; purpose; aim. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Particular direction or tendency; flexion; course. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A transverse frame of a framed structure. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Tension; force of acting; energy; impetus. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A reedlike grass; a stalk of stiff, coarse grass. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. A grass of the genus Agrostis, esp. Agrostis vulgaris, or redtop. The name is also used of many other grasses, esp. in America. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Any neglected field or broken ground; a common; a moor. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. imp. & p. p. of Bend. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Of bend. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. Curved; crooked; strongly inclined; determined. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. A turn; a leaning (mental or intellectual) toward something; as, a bent for music; disposition; a stiff or wiry grass. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. Pa.t. and pa.p. of BEND. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. Leaning or bias: fixed tendency or set of the mind. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  27. A coarse grass. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. A coarse grass or sedge; tendency; inclination. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. Imp. & pp. of BEND, v. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. Tendency; disposition. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. The limit of endurance or capacity. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. A stiff wiry grass. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. Utmost exertion; inclination; leaning or bias of mind; fixed tendency; particular direction. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  34. The agrostis, a wiry creeping grass; a withered stalk of grass. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  35. One who. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  36. Curvature; the tension or strain of the mental powers; disposition towards something; inclination. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  37. Curved; inclined; prone to; determined; in bot., hanging down towards the ground. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  38. The culms or dry stalks of pasture grasses; a coarse grass which creeps and roots rapidly through the soil by its wiry and jointed stems, and thus binds it together, very difficult to eradicate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  39. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  40. 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. dictgcide_fs
  41. bent, pa.t. and pa.p. of BEND. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  42. bent, n. leaning or bias: tendency: intention: natural inclination of the mind towards anything: the condition of being bent, curved form: (rare) slope or declivity: (Shak.) a cast, as of the eye: the extent to which a bow may be bent--degree of tension, capacity of endurance, as in the phrase 'to the top of one's bent' = to the full measure of one's inclination. [See BEND.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  43. bent, n. any stiff or wiry grass: the old dried stalks of grasses: a special genus (Agrostis) containing about sixty species of grasses, all slender and delicate in appearance, and some useful as pasture-grasses and for hay: a place covered with such, a heath: a hillside.--Often BENT'-GRASS.--BEN'NET is a variant, a name applied to the wild barley-grass.--adj. BENT'Y.--TO TAKE TO THE BENT (Scot.), to fly to the moors, to escape from some danger by flight. [A.S. beonet, found in place-names, as Beonetléah, Bentley; the history is obscure, but the word is doubtless Teut.; cf. Ger. binse.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  44. Reedy rushlike stiff-stemmed grass of various kinds (with pl., or collect.); (also bennet) stiff flower-stalk, old stalk of grasses; couch-grass; Way B., Stool B., &c., kinds of plant; heath, unenclosed pasture. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  45. Twist, inclination, bias, tendency: to the top of one\'s b., to heart\'s content. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  46. See bend Concise Oxford Dictionary
  47. n. State of being inclined from a straight line; curvity;—leaning or bias; propensity;—particular direction or tendency. Cabinet Dictionary
  48. The state of being bent; degree of flexure; declivity; utmost power; application of the mind; inclination, disposition towards something; determination, fixed purpose; turn of the temper or disposition; tendency, flexion; a stalk or grass, called the Bent-grass. Complete Dictionary
  49. par. of the berb To bend. Made crooked; directed to a certain point; determined upon. Complete Dictionary

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