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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.
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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