1. [ verb ] form a curve
Synonyms: flex

"The stick does not bent" "Bend your knees"

Related terms: straighten change_shape lean crouch arch curl_up fawn double_over incurvate retroflex crook fold flexion
2. [ verb ] change direction

"The road bends"

Related terms: turn curve
3. [ verb ] cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form
Synonyms: twist turn flex deform

"bend the rod" "twist the dough into a braid" "the strong man could turn an iron bar"

Related terms: unbend change_shape indent gnarl convolve crank incurvate fold deformation
4. [ verb ] bend one's back forward from the waist on down
Synonyms: crouch stoop bow

"he crouched down" "She bowed before the Queen" "The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse"

Related terms: huddle squinch stoop_to crouch stooper change_posture
5. [ noun ] movement that causes the formation of a curve
Synonyms: bending
Related terms: movement deflection
6. [ noun ] a circular segment of a curve
Synonyms: turn crook

: "a bend in the road" "a crook in the path"

Related terms: curve bight crook
7. [ noun ] curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)
Synonyms: curve
Related terms: section elbow blind_bend hairpin_bend road swerve wind
8. [ verb ] turn from a straight course , fixed direction, or line of interest
Synonyms: turn_away deflect
Related terms: turn diversion
9. [ noun ] an angular or rounded shape made by folding
Synonyms: fold flexure plication crimp crease

"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"

Related terms: angular_shape pucker pleat kink fold pleat
10. [ noun ] (heraldry) diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left
Synonyms: bend_dexter
Related terms: ordinary
11. [ noun ] (government,geography) a town in central Oregon at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range
Related terms: town Oregon
12. [ verb ] bend a joint
Synonyms: flex

"flex your wrists" "bend your knees"

Related terms: move flection
13. [ noun ] the act of bending something
Synonyms: flex flexion flection inflection bending
Related terms: change_of_shape crouch flexion incurvation hunch
Similar spelling:   Benda