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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From bend.

Verb

bent

  1. Simple past tense and past participle of bend.

Adjective

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Positive
bent

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  1. Of something that is usually straight: folded.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Homosexual.
  3. Determined or insistent.
    He was bent on going to Texas, but not even he could say why.
  4. Of a person leading a life of crime.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) inaccurate at shooting
    That shot was so bent it left the pitch.
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Noun

Singular
bent

Plural
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  1. An inclination or talent.
    He had a natural bent for painting.
  2. A predisposition to act or react in a particular way.
    His mind was of a technical bent.
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Etymology 2

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)).

Noun

Singular
bent

Plural
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bent ({{{1}}})
  1. Any of various stiff or reedy grasses.
    • 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes’, The Phantom ’Rickshaw and Other Tales, Folio Society 2005, p. 121:
      Gunga Dass gave me a double handful of dried bents which I thrust down the mouth of the lair to the right of his, and followed myself, feet foremost [...].
  2. A grassy area, grassland.

Dutch

Verb

bent

  1. are (second person singular present tense of zijn)

Hungarian

Adverb

bent

  1. inside

Turkish

Etymology

From Persian بند (band).

Noun

bent

  1. dam

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