What does Bent mean?

Bent meaning in General Dictionary

A reedlike grass a stalk of rigid coarse grass

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  • hawaii to be curved crooked or inclined from a straight range flexure curvity as the bent of a bow
  • Changed by stress in order to be not right crooked as a bent pin a curved lever
  • imp amp p p of Bend
  • used of this back and legs; stooped
  • fixed inside purpose
  • of steel e.g.
  • an area of grassland unbounded by walls or hedges
  • grass for pastures and yards specially bowling and placing greens
  • a special means of performing anything
  • a somewhat permanent tendency to react in a particular means
  • of Bend
  • imp. & p. p. of Bend.
  • altered by pressure so as to be no more straight; crooked; as, a bent pin; a curved lever.
  • highly inclined toward some thing, to be able to be dealt with, determined, set, etc.; -- stated of head, character, disposition, desires, etc., and used in combination with upon; as, become bent ongoing to university; he could be bent on mischief.
  • hawaii of being curved, crooked, or inclined from a straight-line; flexure; curvity; since, the bent of a bow.
  • A declivity or slope, since a hill.
  • A leaning or bias; proclivity; inclination of mind; interest; personality; function; aim.
  • specific course or inclination; flexion; program.
  • A transverse frame of a framed structure.
  • stress; power of acting; power; impetus.
  • A reedlike lawn; a stalk of stiff, coarse lawn.
  • A grass of this genus Agrostis, esp. Agrostis vulgaris, or redtop. Title can be made use of of several other grasses, esp. in the us.
  • Any neglected field or broken surface; a standard; a moor.

Bent meaning in Names Dictionary

type of Benedict. Blessed.
Name Origin: Latin
Name Gender: Male


Bent meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"mental interest," 1570s, most likely from early in the day literal sense "problem to be deflected or turned" (1530s), from bent (adj.) "perhaps not straight" (q.v.).

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  • "rigid grass," Old English beonet, from West Germanic *binut- "rush, marsh grass" (cognates: Old Saxon binet, Old High German binuz, German Binse "rush, reed"), that will be of not known origin. An obsolete word, but surviving in position brands (eg Bentley, from Old English Beonet-leah; Bentham). The verdure for the simple lies buried deep Beneath the dazzling deluge; together with bents, And coarser grass, upspearing o'er the remainder, Of late ugly and unseen, now shine Conspicuous, and, in bright apparel clad And fledg'd with icy feathers, nod superb. [Cowper, "The Winter-Morning Walk," from "the duty"]
  • "perhaps not right," belated 14c. (earlier on ibent, c.1300, from past participle of fold (v.). Meaning "turned or inclined in some way" is from 1530s, most likely as a translation of Latin inclinatio. Indicating "directed in a course" is from 1690s. Figurative term bent out-of shape "extremely upset" is 1960s U.S. Air Force and scholar slang.

Bent meaning in General Dictionary

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  • imp. & p. p. of Bend.
  • (a. & p. p.) Changed by stress to be able to be not any longer straight; crooked; since, a bent pin; a bent lever.
  • (a. & p. p.) highly inclined toward some thing, to be able to be solved, determined, set, etc.; -- said associated with the brain, personality, personality, desires, etc., and combined with upon; since, become bent on going to college; he's curved on mischief.
  • (v.) The state of being curved, crooked, or inclined from a straight range; flexure; curvity; as, the bent of a bow.
  • (v.) A declivity or pitch, as of a hill.
  • (v.) A leaning or prejudice; proclivity; inclination of mind; inclination; personality; purpose; aim.
  • (v.) specific path or inclination; flexion; course.
  • (v.) A transverse framework of a framed framework.
  • (v.) Tension; power of acting; power; impetus.
  • (letter.) A reedlike grass; a stalk of rigid, coarse lawn.
  • (n.) A grass associated with genus Agrostis, esp. Agrostis vulgaris, or redtop. The name is also used of many other grasses, esp. in the usa.
  • (n.) Any overlooked area or broken floor; a typical; a moor.

Sentence Examples with the word Bent

Marconi also showed that if such a bent receiving antenna was used the greatest oscillations were created in it when its insulated end pointed directly away from the sending station.

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