bent
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, grassy place, bent grass, from Old English beonot-; akin to Old High German binuz rush Date: 14th century 1. unenclosed grassland 2. a. (1) a reedy grass (2) a stalk of stiff coarse grass b. bent grass II. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from past participle of benden to bend Date: 14th century 1. changed by bending out of an originally straight or even condition <
bent twigs
>
2. strongly inclined ; determined <
was bent on going
>
3. slang a. different from the normal or usual b. chiefly British dishonest, corrupt III. noun Etymology: irregular from 1bend Date: 1586 1. a. a strong inclination or interest ; bias b. a special inclination or capacity ; talent 2. capacity of endurance 3. a transverse framework (as in a bridge) to carry lateral as well as vertical loads Synonyms: see gift

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