Bendest vs Bendiest - What's the difference?

bendest | bendiest |


As a verb bendest

is (bend).

As an adjective bendiest is

(bendy).

bendest

English

Verb

(head)
  • (bend)
  • Anagrams

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    bend

    English

    Verb

  • To cause (something) to change its shape into a curve, by physical force, chemical action, or any other means.
  • If you bend the pipe too far, it will break.
    Don’t bend your knees.
  • To become curved.
  • Look at the trees bending in the wind.
  • To cause to change direction.
  • * Milton
  • Bend thine ear to supplication.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Towards Coventry bend we our course.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • bending her eyes upon her parent
  • To change direction.
  • The road bends to the right
  • To be inclined; to direct itself.
  • * Milton
  • to whom our vows and wishes bend
  • To stoop.
  • He bent down to pick up the pieces.
  • To bow in prayer, or in token of submission.
  • * Coleridge
  • Each to his great Father bends .
  • To force to submit.
  • They bent me to their will.
  • * Shakespeare
  • except she bend her humour
  • To submit.
  • I am bending to my desire to eat junk food.
  • To apply to a task or purpose.
  • He bent the company's resources to gaining market share.
  • * Temple
  • to bend his mind to any public business
  • * Alexander Pope
  • when to mischief mortals bend their will
  • To apply oneself to a task or purpose.
  • He bent to the goal of gaining market share.
  • To adapt or interpret to for a purpose or beneficiary.
  • (nautical) To tie, as in securing a line to a cleat; to shackle a chain to an anchor; make fast.
  • Bend the sail to the yard.
  • (music) To smoothly change the pitch of a note.
  • You should bend the G slightly sharp in the next measure.
  • (nautical) To swing the body when rowing.
  • Derived terms

    * bend down * bend over * bend over backwards * bend somebody's ear * on bended knee * bend one's elbow * bend out of shape * bend the truth

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A curve.
  • * 1968 , (Johnny Cash),
  • I hear the train a comin'/It's rolling round the bend
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  • (nautical) Any of the various knots which join the ends of two lines.
  • (Totten)
  • A severe condition caused by excessively quick decompression, causing bubbles of nitrogen to form in the blood; decompression sickness.
  • (heraldiccharge) One of the honourable ordinaries formed by two diagonal lines drawn from the dexter chief to the sinister base; it generally occupies a fifth part of the shield if uncharged, but if charged one third.
  • (obsolete) Turn; purpose; inclination; ends.
  • * Fletcher
  • Farewell, poor swain; thou art not for my bend .
  • In the leather trade, the best quality of sole leather; a butt.
  • (mining) Hard, indurated clay; bind.
  • (nautical, in the plural) The thickest and strongest planks in a ship's sides, more generally called wales, which have the beams, knees, and futtocks bolted to them.
  • (nautical, in the plural) The frames or ribs that form the ship's body from the keel to the top of the sides.
  • the midship bends

    Derived terms

    * around the bend * bend sinister * bendlet * bendsome * bendy * drive somebody round the bend * in bend * sheet bend * string bend

    References

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    bendiest

    English

    Adjective

    (head)
  • (bendy)

  • bendy

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Having the ability to be bent easily.
  • Bendy rulers are far more fun than the wooden ones.
  • (informal) Of a person, flexible; having the ability to bend easily.
  • {{quote-web
    , date=20100901 , year= , first= , last= , author=Jackie K. Cooper , authorlink= , title=Ashley Bell: The Last Exorcism' Introduces the "Bendy" Girl , site=Huffington Post citation , archiveorg= , accessdate=2013-05-09 , passage=When I was in the scene in the barn he encouraged me to do as many contortions as I could, and he seemed to like the fact I was so 'bendy'.' … After all how many young actresses in Hollywood are "' bendy "? }}
  • Containing many bends and twists.
  • a bendy road
  • Of a vehicle, articulated.
  • {{quote-web
    , date=20090131 , year= , first= , last= , author=Deal Book , authorlink= , title=Defining Good or Bad Design , site=NYT citation , archiveorg= , accessdate=2013-05-09 , passage=“The bendy bus is very easy to get on to and can carry twice as many passengers and more people can sit down,” Ms. Cottam said. }}
  • (heraldry) Divided into diagonal bands of colour
  • Synonyms

    * (having the ability to be bent easily ): flexible, pliable, supple * (of a person''): flexible, limber, lissom ''or lissome, lithe, supple * (having many bends and twists ): sinuous, tortuous, twisted, twisty, winding, windy * (articulated ): articulated, jointed

    Derived terms

    * bendiness

    Noun

    (bendies)
  • (heraldry) A field divided diagonally into several bends, varying in metal and colour.
  • References

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