Meaning of BENT in English

BENT

n.

Function: noun

Etymology: irregular from 1 bend

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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