To bend is defined as to give a curve or angle to something, or to hide or misrepresent.(verb)
The definition of a bend is a curve or angle.(noun)
An example of a bend is a twist in the road.
See bend in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME benden < OE bendan, to confine with a string (< Gmc *bandjan < *bindan > bind); hence, to fetter, bend (a bow)
Origin: ME < bend
Origin: OFr bende: see band
See bend in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb bent bent (bĕnt), bend·ing, bends verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English benden
Origin: , from Old English bendan; see bhendh- in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English bend, band,
Origin: and from Old French bende, bande, band (of Germanic origin; see bhendh- in Indo-European roots).
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