1. (v. t.) 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. (v. t.) To turn toward some certain point; to direct; to incline.

3. (v. t.) To apply closely or with interest; to direct.

4. (v. t.) To cause to yield; to render submissive; to subdue.

5. (v. t.) 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.

6. (v. i.) To be moved or strained out of a straight line; to crook or be curving; to bow.

7. (v. i.) To jut over; to overhang.

8. (v. i.) To be inclined; to be directed.

9. (v. i.) To bow in prayer, or in token of submission.

10. (n.) A turn or deflection from a straight line or from the proper direction or normal position; a curve; a crook; as, a slight bend of the body; a bend in a road.

11. (n.) Turn; purpose; inclination; ends.

12. (n.) A knot by which one rope is fastened to another or to an anchor, spar, or post.

13. (n.) The best quality of sole leather; a butt. See Butt.

14. (n.) Hard, indurate clay; bind.

15. (n.) Same as caisson disease. Usually referred to as the bends.

16. (n.) A band.

17. (n.) One of the honorable ordinaries, containing a third or a fifth part of the field. It crosses the field diagonally from the dexter chief to the sinister base.

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