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BEND, L.pando,pandare, to bend in pando, pandere, to open pandus, bent, crooked

1. To strain, or to crook by straining as, to bend a bow.
2. To crook to make crooked to curve to inflect as, to bend the arm.
3. To direct to a certain point as, to bend our steps or course to a particular place.
4. To exert to apply closely to exercise laboriously to intend or stretch as, to bend the mind to study.
5. To prepare or put in order for use to stretch or strain.

He hath bent his bow and made it ready. Psalms 7

6. To incline to be determined that is, to stretch towards, or cause to tend as, to be bent on mischief.
7. To subdue to cause to yield to make submissive as, to bend a man to our will.
8. In seamanship, to fasten, as one rope to another or to an anchor to fasten, as a sail to its yard or stay to fasten, as a cable to the ring of an anchor.
9. To bend the brow, is to knit the brow to scowl to frown.

BEND, To be crooked to crook,or be curving.

1. To incline to lean or turn as, a road bends to the west.
2. To jut over as a bending cliff.
3. To resolve, or determine.See Bent on.
4. To bow or be submissive. Isaiah 60

BEND,n. A curve a crook a turn in a road or river flexure incurvation.

1. In marine language, that part of a rope which is fastened to another or to an anchor. See To bend. No 8
2. Bends of a ship, are the thickest and strongest planks in her sides, more generally called wales. They are reckoned from the water, first, second or third bend. They have the beams,knees, and foot hooks bolted to them, and are the chief strength of the ship's sides.
3. In heraldry, one of the nine honorable ordinaries, containing a third part of the field, when charged, and a fifth, when plain. It is made by two lines drawn across from the dexter chief, to the sinister base point. It sometimes is indented, ingrained, &c.

BEND, n. A band. Not in use.

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The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Bend'. King James Dictionary.

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