These candy canes are bent.
- The definition of bent is someone who is determined to take a specific course of action.
An example of bent on something is someone who is determined to go to a specific college.
- Bent is defined as something that is not straight.
An example of bent is a candy cane.
- made curved or crooked; not straight
- strongly inclined or determined: with on: bent on going
- set in a course; bound: westward bent
- dishonest; crooked
- eccentric; odd
- an inclination; tendency
- a natural leaning or tendency; propensity: a bent for music, a criminal bent
- a framework transverse to the length of a structure, for supporting lateral as well as vertical loads
bent out of shape
to (or at) the top of one's bent
- 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 greensalso called bent′grass·
- the stiff flower stalk of certain grasses
- Chiefly Brit., Now Dial. a heath; moor
Origin of bentMiddle English from Old English beonot, bent, a rush from West Germanic an unverified form binut from source German binse
- Altered from an originally straight or even condition: picked up pieces of bent wire.
- Determined to take a course of action: I was bent on going to the concert.
- Chiefly British Corrupt; venal.
- A tendency, disposition, or inclination: “The natural bent of my mind was to science” ( Thomas Paine )
- A transverse structural member or framework that is used for strengthening a bridge or trestle.
- The stiff stalk of various grasses.
- An area of grassland unbounded by hedges or fences.
Origin of bentMiddle English from Old English beonet ( attested only in place names ) akin to German Binse rush
- simple past tense and past participle of bend
(comparative more bent, superlative most bent)
- (Of something that is usually straight) folded, dented
- (derogatory, colloquial, chiefly UK) Homosexual.
- Determined or insistent.
- He was bent on going to Texas, but not even he could say why.
- They were bent on mischief.
- Of a person, leading a life of crime.
- (slang, soccer) inaccurate at shooting
- That shot was so bent it left the pitch.
- (colloquial, chiefly US) Suffering from the bends
- (slang) High from using both marijuana and alcohol.
- Man, I am so bent right now!
- An inclination or talent.
- He had a natural bent for painting.
- A predisposition to act or react in a particular way.
- His mind was of a technical bent.
- The state of being curved, crooked, or inclined from a straight line; flexure; curvity.
- the bent of a bow
- A declivity or slope, as of a hill.
- Particular direction or tendency; flexion; course.
- (carpentry) A transverse frame of a framed structure.
- Tension; force of acting; energy; impetus.
Origin uncertain. Apparently representing Old English beonet- (attested only in place-names and personal names), cognate with Old High German binuz (modern German Binse (“rush, reed”)).