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Definition of Bent


  1. of Bend
  2. imp. & p. p. of Bend.
  3. Changed by pressure so as to be no longer straight; crooked; as, a bent pin; a bent lever.
  4. Strongly inclined toward something, so as to be resolved, determined, set, etc.; -- said of the mind, character, disposition, desires, etc., and used with on; as, to be bent on going to college; he is bent on mischief.
  5. The state of being curved, crooked, or inclined from a straight line; flexure; curvity; as, the bent of a bow.
  6. A declivity or slope, as of a hill.
  7. A leaning or bias; proclivity; tendency of mind; inclination; disposition; purpose; aim.
  8. Particular direction or tendency; flexion; course.
  9. A transverse frame of a framed structure.
  10. Tension; force of acting; energy; impetus.
  11. A reedlike grass; a stalk of stiff, coarse grass.
  12. A grass of the genus Agrostis, esp. Agrostis vulgaris, or redtop. The name is also used of many other grasses, esp. in America.
  13. Any neglected field or broken ground; a common; a moor.

Bent Quotations

My body is damaged from music in two ways. I have a red irritation in my stomach. It's psychosomatic, caused by all the anger and the screaming. I have scoliosis, where the curvature of your spine is bent, and the weight of my guitar has made it worse. I'm always in pain, and that adds to the anger in our music.
Kurt Cobain

Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.
Khalil Gibran

In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful.
Alice Walker

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when nobody else is looking.
Mia Hamm
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Bent Translations

bent in Dutch is gebogen, krom
bent in German is gebogen, beugte, gebogen
bent in Latin is camur, curvus
bent in Portuguese is curvado
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