(noun, verb)


1. a circular segment of a curve

- a bend in the road

Similar word(s): crook, turn, twist

Definition categories: shape, curve

2. movement that causes the formation of a curve

Similar word(s): bending

Definition categories: event, motion, movement

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

Similar word(s): curve

Definition categories: man–made, section, segment

4. an angular or rounded shape made by folding

- a bend of his elbow

Similar word(s): crease, crimp, flexure, fold, plication

Definition categories: shape, angularity

5. a town in central Oregon at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range

Definition categories: location

6. diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left

Definition categories: man–made, ordinary

Sentences with bend as a noun:

- There's a sharp bend in the road ahead.

- A diver who stays deep for too long must ascend very slowly in order to prevent the bends.

- the midship bends


1. form a curve

- The stick does not bend

Similar word(s): flex

Definition categories: motion, deform

2. change direction

- The road bends

Definition categories: motion, turn

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

- bend the rod

Similar word(s): deform, flex, turn, twist

Definition categories: contact, deform

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

Similar word(s): bow, crouch, stoop

Definition categories: motion, bend, flex

5. turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest

Similar word(s): deflect

Definition categories: motion, turn

6. bend a joint

- bend your knees

Similar word(s): flex

Definition categories: contact, move

Sentences with bend as a verb:

- If you bend the pipe too far, it will break.

- Don’t bend your knees.

- Look at the trees bending in the wind.

- The road bends to the right

- I am bending to my desire to eat junk food.

- Bend the sail to the yard.

- You should bend the G slightly sharp in the next measure.