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English noun: bend

1. bend (shape) a circular segment of a curve


SamplesA bend in the road.
A crook in the path.


Synonymscrook, turn, twist


Broader (hypernym)curve, curved shape


Narrower (hyponym)bight

2. bend (event) movement that causes the formation of a curve


Synonymsbending


Broader (hypernym)motion, movement


Narrower (hyponym)deflection, deflexion, refraction

3. bend (artifact) curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)


Synonymscurve


Broader (hypernym)section, segment


Narrower (hyponym)blind bend, blind curve, elbow, hairpin bend


Part meronymroad, route


Domain categoryriver

4. bend (shape) an angular or rounded shape made by folding


SamplesA fold in the napkin.
A crease in his trousers.
A plication on her blouse.
A flexure of the colon.
A bend of his elbow.


Synonymscrease, crimp, flexure, fold, plication


Broader (hypernym)angular shape, angularity


Narrower (hyponym)kink, plait, pleat, pucker, ruck, twirl, twist

5. Bend (location) a town in central Oregon at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range


Instance hypernymtown


Part meronymBeaver State, OR, Oregon

6. bend (artifact) diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left


Synonymsbend dexter


Broader (hypernym)ordinary


English verb: bend

1. bend (motion) form a curve


SamplesThe stick does not bend.


ExamplesThe glass tubes bend


Synonymsflex


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change form, change shape, deform


Narrower (hyponym)angle, arc, arch, bend, bow, cower, crawl, creep, cringe, crook, crouch, curl, curl up, curve, curve, double, double over, double up, draw in, fawn, grovel, incurvate, lean, replicate, retroflex, slant, stoop, tilt, tip


Antonymsstraighten, unbend

2. bend (motion) change direction


SamplesThe road bends.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)turn

3. bend (contact) cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form


SamplesBend the rod.
Twist the dough into a braid.
The strong man could turn an iron bar.


ExamplesThey bend the glass tubes


Synonymsdeform, flex, turn, twist


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change form, change shape, deform


Narrower (hyponym)convolute, convolve, crank, dent, gnarl, incurvate, indent


Antonymsunbend

4. bend (motion) bend one's back forward from the waist on down


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


Synonymsbow, crouch, stoop


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)bend, flex


Narrower (hyponym)cower, huddle, squinch


Entailchange posture

5. bend (motion) turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest


Synonymsdeflect, turn away


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)turn

6. bend (contact) bend a joint


SamplesFlex your wrists.
Bend your knees.


Synonymsflex


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)move









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