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Bent

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Noun

1. bent, set

a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way

Example Sentences:
'the set of his mind was obvious'

2. bent, bent grass, bent-grass

grass for pastures and lawns especially bowling and putting greens

3. bent

an area of grassland unbounded by fences or hedges

4. bent, hang, knack

a special way of doing something

Example Sentences:
'he had a bent for it'
'he had a special knack for getting into trouble'
'he couldn't get the hang of it'

Adjective

5. bent, bent on, dead set, out to

fixed in your purpose

Example Sentences:
'bent on going to the theater'
'dead set against intervening'
'out to win every event'

6. bended, bent

used of the back and knees; stooped

Example Sentences:
'on bended knee'
'with bent (or bended) back'

7. bent, crumpled, dented

of metal e.g.

Example Sentences:
'bent nails'
'a car with a crumpled front end'
'dented fenders'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Bent

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adjective
1. 
not straight; curved
2. (foll by on)
fixed (on a course of action); resolved (to); determined (to)
3. slang
a. 
dishonest; corrupt
b. 
(of goods) stolen
c. 
crazy; mad
d. British offensive
homosexual
noun
4. 
personal inclination, propensity, or aptitude
5. 
capacity of endurance (esp in the phrase to the top of one's bent)
6. civil engineering
a framework placed across a structure to stiffen it
noun
1.  short for bentgrass
2. 
a stalk of bent grass
3. archaic
any stiff grass or sedge
4. Scottish and Northern England dialect
heath or moorland

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Bent

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verb transitive, verb intransitive
1.  pt. & pp. of
bend1
adjective
2. 
made curved or crooked; not straight
3. 
strongly inclined or determined
with on
bent on going
4. 
set in a course; bound
westward bent
5.  Slang
a. 
dishonest; crooked
b. 
eccentric; odd
noun
6. 
an inclination; tendency
7. 
a natural leaning or tendency; propensity
a bent for music, a criminal bent
8. 
a framework transverse to the length of a structure, for supporting lateral as well as vertical loads
noun
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 ˈbentˌgrass
2. 
the stiff flower stalk of certain grasses
3.  Chiefly British, Dialectal
a heath; moor

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


Bent

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v.
Past tense and past participle of bend1.
adj.
1. Altered from an originally straight or even condition: picked up pieces of bent wire.
2. Determined to take a course of action: I was bent on going to the concert.
3. Chiefly British Corrupt; venal.
n.
1. A tendency, disposition, or inclination: "The natural bent of my mind was to science" (Thomas Paine).
2. A transverse structural member or framework that is used for strengthening a bridge or trestle.
n.
1. Bentgrass.
2. The stiff stalk of various grasses.
3. An area of grassland unbounded by hedges or fences.

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