Bent Bent, n. [AS. beonet; akin to OHG. pinuz, G. binse, rush, bent grass; of unknown origin.] 1. A reedlike grass; a stalk of stiff, coarse grass. [1913 Webster]

His spear a bent, both stiff and strong. --Drayton. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) A grass of the genus {Agrostis}, esp. {Agrostis vulgaris}, or redtop. The name is also used of many other grasses, esp. in America. [1913 Webster]

3. Any neglected field or broken ground; a common; a moor. [Obs.] --Wright. [1913 Webster]

Bowmen bickered upon the bent. --Chevy Chase. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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