Changed by pressure so as to be no longer straight; crooked; as, a bent pin; a bent lever.
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.
The state of being curved, crooked, or inclined from a straight line; flexure; curvity; as, the bent of a bow.
A declivity or slope, as of a hill.
A leaning or bias; proclivity; tendency of mind; inclination; disposition; purpose; aim.
Particular direction or tendency; flexion; course.
A transverse frame of a framed structure.
Tension; force of acting; energy; impetus.
A reedlike grass; a stalk of stiff, coarse grass.
A grass of the genus Agrostis, esp. Agrostis vulgaris, or redtop. The name is also used of many other grasses, esp. in America.
Any neglected field or broken ground; a common; a moor.
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.