bent

bent
bent1 [bent]
vt., vi.
pt. & pp. of BEND1
adj.
1. made curved or crooked; not straight
2. strongly inclined or determined: with on [bent on going]
3. set in a course; bound [westward bent]
4. Slang
a) dishonest; crooked
b) eccentric; odd
n.
1. an inclination; tendency
2. a natural leaning or tendency; propensity [a bent for music, a criminal bent]
3. a framework transverse to the length of a structure, for supporting lateral as well as vertical loads
SYN.- INCLINATION
——————
☆ bent out of shape
Slang very angry, upset, or agitated
——————
to the top of one's bent or at the top of one's bent
to (or at) the limit of one's capacity or ability
bent2 [bent]
n.
[ME < OE beonot, bent, a rush < WGmc * binut > Ger binse]
1. any of a genus (Agrostis) of dense, low-growing perennial grasses that spread by putting out runners and are often used for lawns and golf greens: also called bentgrass
2. the stiff flower stalk of certain grasses
3. [Now Dial., Chiefly Brit.] a heath; moor

English World dictionary. . 2014.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Bent — bezeichnet: Bent (Vorname), die dänische Form des männlichen Vornamens Benedikt Bent (Film), einen britischen Kinofilm aus dem Jahr 1997 Bent (Band), eine englische Band Bent (Siedlung), eine niederländische Siedlung in der Gemeinde Rijnwoude… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bent — Жанр электроника, downtempo, lounge, трип хоп. Годы 1999 по настоящее время …   Википедия

  • Bent — Bent, n. [See {Bend}, n. & v.] 1. The state of being curved, crooked, or inclined from a straight line; flexure; curvity; as, the bent of a bow. [Obs.] Wilkins. [1913 Webster] 2. A declivity or slope, as of a hill. [R.] Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bent — [bent] adjective informal financially dishonest: • a bent accountant * * * bent UK US /bent/ adjective UK INFORMAL ► dishonest: »a bent lawyer/accountant/policeman …   Financial and business terms

  • Bent — Bent, a. & p. p. 1. Changed by pressure so as to be no longer straight; crooked; as, a bent pin; a bent lever. [1913 Webster] 2. Strongly inclined toward something, so as to be resolved, determined, set, etc.; said of the mind, character,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bent — Bent, n. [AS. beonet; akin to OHG. pinuz, G. binse, rush, bent grass; of unknown origin.] 1. A reedlike grass; a stalk of stiff, coarse grass. [1913 Webster] His spear a bent, both stiff and strong. Drayton. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A grass of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bent\ on — • bent (up)on Very decided, determined, or set. The sailors were bent on having a good time. The policeman saw some boys near the school after dark and thought they were bent on mischief. The bus was late, and the driver was bent upon reaching… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bent — [bent] adj I 1) a bent object has a curved or twisted shape 2) British informal dishonest II bent the past tense and past participle of bend I …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • bent — [adj1] curved angled, arced, arched, arciform, bowed, contorted, crooked, curvilinear, doubled over, drooping, droopy, hooked, humped, hunched, inclined, limp, looped, round, rounded, sinuous, slouchy, slumped, stooped, twined, twisted, warped,… …   New thesaurus

  • Bent — Bent, imp. & p. p. of {Bend}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.