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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bend v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bended or Bent p. pr. & vb. n. Bending.]
 1. To strain or move out of a straight line; to crook by straining; to make crooked; to curve; to make ready for use by drawing into a curve; as, to bend a bow; to bend the knee.
 2. To turn toward some certain point; to direct; to incline. Bend thine ear to supplication.”
    Towards Coventry bend we our course.   --Shak.
    Bending her eyes . . . upon her parent.   --Sir W. Scott.
 3. To apply closely or with interest; to direct.
    To bend his mind to any public business.   --Temple.
    But when to mischief mortals bend their will.   --Pope.
 4. To cause to yield; to render submissive; to subdue. “Except she bend her humor.”
 5. Naut. To fasten, as one rope to another, or as a sail to its yard or stay; or as a cable to the ring of an anchor.
 To bend the brow, to knit the brow, as in deep thought or in anger; to scowl; to frown.
 Syn: -- To lean; stoop; deflect; bow; yield.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bend·ing, n. The marking of the clothes with stripes or horizontal bands. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : not remaining rigid or straight; "tried to support his
            weight on a bending cane"
      n 1: movement that causes the formation of a curve [syn: bend]
      2: the property of being bent or deflected [syn: deflection,
      3: the act of bending something