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Definition 1: a special way of doing something - [noun denoting cognition]

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

  • he had a bent for it
  • he had a special knack for getting into trouble
  • he couldn't get the hang of it

Synonyms for bent in the sense of this definition

(bent is a kind of ...) natural abilities or qualities

Definition 2: a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way - [noun denoting cognition]

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

  • the set of his mind was obvious

Synonyms for bent in the sense of this definition

(bent is a kind of ...) an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others

"he had an inclination to give up too easily" "a tendency to be too strict"

Definition 3: an area of grassland unbounded by fences or hedges - [noun denoting location]

(bent is a kind of ...) land where grass or grasslike vegetation grows and is the dominant form of plant life

Definition 4: grass for pastures and lawns especially bowling and putting greens - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for bent in the sense of this definition

(bent is a kind of ...) narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay

(... is a kind of bent ) common grass with slender stems and narrow leaves

(... is a kind of bent ) Spanish grass with light feathery panicles grown for dried bouquets

(... is a kind of bent ) common pasture or lawn grass spread by long runners

(... is a member of bent) annual or perennial grasses cosmopolitan in northern hemisphere: bent grass (so named from `bent' meaning an area of unfenced grassland)

Definition 5: of metal e.g. - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • bent nails
  • a car with a crumpled front end
  • dented fenders

Synonyms for bent in the sense of this definition

(bent is similar to ...) harmed or injured or spoiled

"I won't buy damaged goods" "the storm left a wake of badly damaged buildings"

Definition 6: fixed in your purpose - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • bent on going to the theater
  • dead set against intervening
  • out to win every event

Synonyms for bent in the sense of this definition

(bent is similar to ...) firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination

"stood resolute against the enemy" "faced with a resolute opposition" "a resolute and unshakeable faith"

Definition 7: used of the back and knees; stooped - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • on bended knee
  • with bent (or bended) back

Synonyms for bent in the sense of this definition

(bent is similar to ...) not upright in position or posture

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