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Bender \Bend"er\, n.

  1. One who, or that which, bends.

  2. An instrument used for bending.

  3. A drunken spree. [Low, U. S.]

  4. A sixpence. [Slang, Eng.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 15c., "instrument for bending," agent noun from bend (v.). Slang meaning "drinking bout" is American English, attested from 1846, perhaps from the Scottish sense of "a hard drinker" (1728).


n. 1 One who, or that which, bends. 2 A device to aid bending of pipes to a specific angle. 3 (context slang English) A bout of heavy drinking. 4 (context chiefly UK slang derogatory English) A homosexual man. 5 A simple shelter, made using flexible branches or withy 6 (context obsolete UK slang English) A sixpence. 7 (context obsolete slang US English) A spree, a frolic. 8 (context obsolete slang US English) Something exceptional.

  1. n. a tool for bending; "he used pliers as a bender"

  2. revelry in drinking; a merry drinking party [syn: carouse, carousal, toot, booze-up]

  3. a baseball thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approach the batter [syn: curve, curve ball, breaking ball]

Bender (Futurama)

Bender Bending Rodríguez (designated in-universe as Bending Unit 22, unit number 1,729, serial number 2716057) is a main character in the animated television series Futurama. He was created by series creators Matt Groening and David X. Cohen, and is voiced by John DiMaggio. He fulfills a comic, antihero-type role in Futurama and is described by fellow character Leela as an " alcoholic, whore-mongering, chain-smoking gambler".

According to the character's backstory, Bender was built in Tijuana, Mexico (the other characters refer to his "swarthy Latin charm"). Viewers are informed, through his own testimony, of Bender's prejudice against non- robots: His dialogue often contains anti-human expressions such as "kill all humans". Exceptions who are not subject to Bender's prejudicial attitude are those individuals on his "Do Not Kill" list, which seems to comprise only his best friend Fry and his colleague Hermes (Hermes is added after the episode " Lethal Inspection"). However, Bender is also occasionally portrayed as possessing a sympathetic side, suggesting that he is not as belligerent as he claims, a view often echoed by his friends.

Bender (band)

Bender was an American hard rock band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Bender had a local reach for some time before being signed onto TVT Records. The band has produced two albums, the first called Joe released in 1995, and later an album called Jehovah's Hitlist released in 1998 independently and later remastered and re-released on TVT Records in 2000. In 2005, a source close to the band stated that Bender would remain "inactive until further notice."

Their more popular songs, "Isolate" and "Superfly", were featured on the game ATV Offroad Fury for PlayStation 2. The song "Angel Dust" also appeared in the movie 3000 Miles to Graceland starring Kevin Costner and Kurt Russell.

Bender (surname)

The surname Bender derives from both British and German origin. In England, it derives from old Benden or Benbow. In Germany, it is a form of Fassbinder ( Cooper). It is an occupational name in both English and German forms.

Bender (rapper)

Alex Buchanan, better known by his stage nameBender, is a Canadian underground hip hop artist. He is a member of the group Flight Distance and is a former King of the Dot champion. Bender is also a professional artist.

Usage examples of "bender".

They were about to enter when the front door opened, and both she and Bender turned to look.

She stared at Bender, her eyes blinking with the sudden sting of unshed tears.

A couple of faces turned toward her and Bender as they entered, but just as quickly turned back to their conversing partners.

Today, wearing jeans, a red plaid flannel shirt, and a denim jacket, Bender was no more formally dressed than yesterday.

Then she went looking for Bender, massaging her temples with both hands along the way.

Bill led her and Bender outside to his patrol car and whisked them off toward Seattle.

One of them, a balding man with the gleam of tit-illation in his eyes, shouted at Kerri and Bender as they walked by.

She ran into Bender at the door and he grabbed her shoulders, staring down at her with grave concern.

She pushed her way past Bender, searching the faces around her until she found Kevin in the kitchen, chatting with two other detectives.

His eyes darted back and forth between Kerri and Bender, his breathing growing more rapid with each passing second.

Scrambling into the back seat, she scooted over to the far side and helped Bender lay Jace inside, his head nestled in her lap.

Once he had Jace situated, Bender closed the door and climbed into the front seat next to a startled-looking Kevin.

He started the car, leaned over, opened the glove box in front of Bender and grabbed a blue bubble light.

Glancing over at Bender, Jim rapidly discerned he and the apparently unconscious child in his arms were with Kerri.

Kerri and Bender alone with only the hissing of the oxygen to mar the silence.