Crossword clues for bend
- Curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)
- An angular shape made by folding
- A town in central Oregon at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range
- Diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left
- Curved part of a stream
- River curve
- Deep knee _____
- Diagonal stripe between opposite corners of 17 Across
- Plié, to the layman
- Give in; yield
- Give way
- Give in a bit
- River's turn
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Ordinary \Or"di*na*ry\, n.; pl. Ordinaries (-r[i^]z).
(Roman Law) An officer who has original jurisdiction in his own right, and not by deputation.
(Eng. Law) One who has immediate jurisdiction in matters ecclesiastical; an ecclesiastical judge; also, a deputy of the bishop, or a clergyman appointed to perform divine service for condemned criminals and assist in preparing them for death.
(Am. Law) A judicial officer, having generally the powers of a judge of probate or a surrogate.
The mass; the common run. [Obs.]
I see no more in you than in the ordinary Of nature's salework.
That which is so common, or continued, as to be considered a settled establishment or institution. [R.]
Spain had no other wars save those which were grown into an ordinary.
Anything which is in ordinary or common use.
Water buckets, wagons, cart wheels, plow socks, and other ordinaries.
--Sir W. Scott.
A dining room or eating house where a meal is prepared for all comers, at a fixed price for the meal, in distinction from one where each dish is separately charged; a table d'h[^o]te; hence, also, the meal furnished at such a dining room.
All the odd words they have picked up in a coffeehouse, or a gaming ordinary, are produced as flowers of style.
He exacted a tribute for licenses to hawkers and peddlers and to ordinaries.
(Her.) A charge or bearing of simple form, one of nine or ten which are in constant use. The bend, chevron, chief, cross, fesse, pale, and saltire are uniformly admitted as ordinaries. Some authorities include bar, bend sinister, pile, and others. See Subordinary. In ordinary.
In actual and constant service; statedly attending and serving; as, a physician or chaplain in ordinary. An ambassador in ordinary is one constantly resident at a foreign court.
(Naut.) Out of commission and laid up; -- said of a naval vessel.
Ordinary of the Mass (R. C. Ch.), the part of the Mass which is the same every day; -- called also the canon of the Mass.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English bendan "to bend a bow; confine with a string, fetter," causative of bindan "to bind," from Proto-Germanic base *band- "string, band" (cognates: Old Norse benda "to join, strain, strive, bend"), from PIE root *bhendh- "to bind" (cognates: Gothic bindan, Old High German bintan, Sanskrit badhnati "binds," Lithuanian bendras "partner;" Old Persian bandaka- "subject").\n
\nModern sense (early 14c.) is via notion of bending a bow to string it. Cognate with band, bind, and bond. Related: Bended; bent; bending.
"a bending or curving," 1590s; "thing of bent shape," c.1600, from bend (v.). Earlier "act of drawing a bow" (mid-15c.). The bends "decompression pain" first attested 1894.
"broad diagonal band in a coat-of-arms, etc.," c.1400, from earlier sense of "thin, flat strap for wrapping round," from Old English bend "fetter, shackle, chain," from PIE *bhendh- (see bend (v.)).
n. A curve. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To cause (something) to change its shape into a curve, by physical force, chemical action, or any other means. 2 (context intransitive English) To become curved. 3 (context transitive English) To cause to change direction. 4 (context intransitive English) To change direction. 5 (context intransitive English) To be inclined; to direct itself. 6 (context intransitive usually with "down" English) To stoop. 7 (context intransitive English) To bow in prayer, or in token of submission. 8 (context transitive English) To force to submit. 9 (context intransitive English) To submit. 10 (context transitive English) To apply to a task or purpose. 11 (context intransitive English) To apply oneself to a task or purpose. 12 (context transitive English) To adapt or interpret to for a purpose or beneficiary. 13 (context transitive nautical English) To tie, as in securing a line to a cleat; to shackle a chain to an anchor; make fast. 14 (context transitive music English) To smoothly change the pitch of a note. 15 (context intransitive nautical English) To swing the body when rowing.
movement that causes the formation of a curve [syn: bending]
curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.) [syn: curve]
an angular or rounded shape made by folding; "a fold in the napkin"; "a crease in his trousers"; "a plication on her blouse"; "a flexure of the colon"; "a bend of his elbow" [syn: fold, crease, plication, flexure, crimp]
a town in central Oregon at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range
diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left [syn: bend dexter]
change direction; "The road bends"
bend a joint; "flex your wrists"; "bend your knees" [syn: flex]
Housing Units (2000): 22507
Land area (2000): 32.021921 sq. miles (82.936392 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.216276 sq. miles (0.560152 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 32.238197 sq. miles (83.496544 sq. km)
FIPS code: 05800
Located within: Oregon (OR), FIPS 41
Location: 44.056434 N, 121.308085 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 97701 97702
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Bend may refer to:
Bend is the third studio album from the American Hard rock band 8stops7 and the follow up to their previous, and most successful release, In Moderation.
Bend is the second and final album by the band The Origin, released in 1992. The lead single, "Bonfires Burning", charted at number 17 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks.
In heraldry, a bend is a band or strap running from the upper dexter (the bearer's right side and the viewer's left) corner of the shield to the lower sinister (the bearer's left side, and the viewer's right). Authorities differ as to how much of the field it should cover, ranging from one-fifth (if shown between other charges) up to one-third (if charged alone). The supposed rule that a bend should occupy a maximum of one-third of the field appears to exclude the possibility of two or three bends being shown together, but contrary examples exist. Outside of heraldry, the term "bend (or bar) sinister" is sometimes used to imply ancestral illegitimacy.
"Bend" is a song by Australian musician Chet Faker. It was released as a digital single in Australia on 19 June 2015 through Future Classic.
Faker announced a new Australian tour and premiered the song on the Matt and Alex show on Triple J on June 17. During the interview Faker said the song was intended to be on his debut album Built on Glass, but was ultimately replaced by "To Me". Faker said, "Ever since it got cut from the album it's just been sitting on my iTunes, sitting there looking at me. Usually when I cut a song after a few months I'm like 'yeah cool, that song's dead' but it's been annoying me... [so] it was either never going to be put out, or now, with this tour." "I recorded it in 2013 and kinda wanted to put it out since. It's always felt like a part of Built on Glass and since [the upcoming Australian] tour is the sort of live 'director's cut' of the album it made sense to release this before it lost context."
Usage examples of "bend".
Once inside the ablutions one of the interrogators pulled his underpants down around his ankles and ordered him to step out of them and bend over.
As it was, the spray drenched everyone aboard, causing them to bend their backs that much harder, long before Dunlop screamed at them to do so.
Up till now, to his own surprise, all three of his fellow absconders had acted as if he were still one of them, in equal peril from outsiders-or settlers, like the Meldrums-and therefore bent, as they were, on escape.
Lark was flooded with relief when she rounded a bend in the trail and saw Ace Brandon climbing toward her.
The most they can manage is a sort of diagonal slouch: feet on the floor, necks bent up against the bulkhead, Acton cradling her like a living hammock.
Caderousse, waving his hand in token of adieu to Danglars, and bending his steps towards the Allees de Meillan, moving his head to and fro, and muttering as he went, after the manner of one whose mind was overcharged with one absorbing idea.
Again it is the tip, as stated by Ciesielski, though denied by others, which is sensitive to the attraction of gravity, and by transmission causes the adjoining parts of the radicle to bend towards the centre of the earth.
This difference in the results is interesting, for it shows that too strong an irritant does not induce any transmitted effect, and does not cause the adjoining, upper and growing part of the radicle to bend.
It appears, therefore, at first sight that greasing the tips of these radicles had checked but little their bending to the adjoining damp surface.
Here it obviously is not the mere touch, but the effect produced by the caustic, which induces the tip to transmit some influence to the adjoining part, causing it to bend away.
When therefore a new tip is reformed on an oblique stump, it probably is developed sooner on one side than on the other: and this in some manner excites the adjoining part to bend to one side.
We have also seen that the destruction of the tip does not prevent the adjoining part from bending, if this part has already received some influence from the tip.
As with horizontally extended radicles, of which the tip has been cut off or destroyed, the part which ought to bend most remains motionless for many hours or days, although exposed at right angles to the full influence of geotropism, we must conclude that the tip alone is sensitive to this power, and transmits some influence or stimulus to the adjoining parts, causing them to bend.
It was ascertained in several cases that this sensitiveness resides in the tip, which transmits an influence causing the adjoining upper part to bend in opposition to geotropism towards the moist object.
Normally the adjudication committee would have refused to allow them to withdraw, but I requested they bend the Rules on this one occasion.