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Meaning & Definition of Bend in English

English

Bend

/bɛnd/

noun

1. A circular segment of a curve

  • "A bend in the road"
  • "A crook in the path"
    synonym:
  • bend
  • ,
  • crook
  • ,
  • twist
  • ,
  • turn

2. Movement that causes the formation of a curve

    synonym:
  • bending
  • ,
  • bend

3. Curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)

    synonym:
  • bend
  • ,
  • curve

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"
    synonym:
  • fold
  • ,
  • crease
  • ,
  • plication
  • ,
  • flexure
  • ,
  • crimp
  • ,
  • bend

5. A town in central oregon at the eastern foot of the cascade range

    synonym:
  • Bend

6. Diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left

    synonym:
  • bend
  • ,
  • bend dexter

verb

1. Form a curve

  • "The stick does not bend"
    synonym:
  • bend
  • ,
  • flex

2. Change direction

  • "The road bends"
    synonym:
  • bend

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"
    synonym:
  • flex
  • ,
  • bend
  • ,
  • deform
  • ,
  • twist
  • ,
  • turn

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"
    synonym:
  • crouch
  • ,
  • stoop
  • ,
  • bend
  • ,
  • bow

5. Turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest

    synonym:
  • deflect
  • ,
  • bend
  • ,
  • turn away

6. Bend a joint

  • "Flex your wrists"
  • "Bend your knees"
    synonym:
  • flex
  • ,
  • bend

Examples of using

Witnesses told police that the train was travelling way over the speed limit when it derailed going around a bend.
It might be discreet of you to bend a little to the prevailing wind.
I can't bend my right arm.