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Definition 1: curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for bend in the sense of this definition

(bend is a kind of ...) one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object

"a section of a fishing rod" "metal sections were used below ground" "finished the final segment of the road"

(... is a kind of bend ) a curve or bend in the road that you cannot see around as you are driving

(... is a kind of bend ) a sharp bend in a road or river

(... is a kind of bend ) a U-shaped bend in a road

(... is part of bend) an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation

(bend belongs to category ...) a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek)

"the river was navigable for 50 miles"

Definition 2: diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for bend in the sense of this definition

(bend is a kind of ...) (heraldry) any of several conventional figures used on shields

Definition 3: movement that causes the formation of a curve - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for bend in the sense of this definition

(bend is a kind of ...) a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

(... is a kind of bend ) the amount by which a propagating wave is bent

Definition 4: a town in central Oregon at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range - [noun denoting location]

(bend is an instance of ...) an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city

"they drive through town on their way to work"

(... is part of bend) a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific

Definition 5: an angular or rounded shape made by folding - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where bend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for bend in the sense of this definition

(bend is a kind of ...) a shape having one or more sharp angles

(... is a kind of bend ) any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape

(... is a kind of bend ) a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight

(... is a kind of bend ) an irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth)

Definition 6: a circular segment of a curve - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where bend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a bend in the road
  • a crook in the path

Synonyms for bend in the sense of this definition

(bend is a kind of ...) the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes

(... is a kind of bend ) a bend or curve (especially in a coastline)

Definition 7: cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form - [verb of contact]

Samples where bend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for bend in the sense of this definition

(bend is a kind of ...) assume a different shape or form

(... is a kind of bend ) make a depression into

"The bicycle dented my car"

(... is a kind of bend ) cause to curve inward

"gravity incurvates the rays"

(... is a kind of bend ) twist into a state of deformity

"The wind has gnarled this old tree"

(... is a kind of bend ) bend into the shape of a crank

(... is a kind of bend ) curl, wind, or twist together

Definition 8: bend a joint - [verb of contact]

Samples where bend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • flex your wrists
  • bend your knees

Synonyms for bend in the sense of this definition

(bend is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

Definition 9: form a curve - [verb of motion]

Samples where bend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The stick does not bend

Synonyms for bend in the sense of this definition

(bend is a kind of ...) assume a different shape or form

(... is a kind of bend ) show submission or fear

(... is a kind of bend ) bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain

"He doubled and vomited violently"

(... is a kind of bend ) 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"

(... is a kind of bend ) to incline or bend from a vertical position

"She leaned over the banister"

(... is a kind of bend ) bend or turn backward

(... is a kind of bend ) bend inwards

"The body incurvates a little at the back"

(... is a kind of bend ) form an arch or curve

"her back arches" "her hips curve nicely"

(... is a kind of bend ) bend or cause to bend

"He crooked his index finger" "the road curved sharply"

(... is a kind of bend ) shape one's body into a curl

"She curled farther down under the covers" "She fell and drew in"

Definition 10: change direction - [verb of motion]

Samples where bend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The road bends

(bend is a kind of ...) change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

"Turn towards me" "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face" "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"

Definition 11: turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for bend in the sense of this definition

(bend is a kind of ...) change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

"Turn towards me" "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face" "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"

Definition 12: bend one's back forward from the waist on down - [verb of motion]

Samples where bend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for bend in the sense of this definition

(bend is a kind of ...) form a curve

"The stick does not bend"

(... is a kind of bend ) crouch down

(... is a kind of bend ) crouch or curl up

"They huddled outside in the rain"

(bend implies ...) undergo a change in bodily posture

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