Bendest vs Tendest - What's the difference?

bendest | tendest |

As verbs the difference between bendest and tendest

is that bendest is (bend) while tendest is (archaic) (tend).




  • (bend)
  • Anagrams





  • 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


    (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






  • (archaic) (tend)

  • tend


    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) tenden, from (etyl) . Related to (l).

    Alternative forms

    * (l), (l), (l), (l), (l) * (l), (l), (l), (l) (Scotland)


    (en verb)
  • To kindle; ignite; set on fire; light; inflame; burn.
  • Derived terms
    * (l), (l)

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) *.


    (en verb)
  • (legal, Old English law) To make a tender of; to offer or tender.
  • (followed by a to infinitive) To be likely, or probable to do something, or to have a certain characteristic.
  • They tend to go out on Saturdays.
    It tends to snow here in winter.
    Usage notes
    * In sense 2. this is a catenative verb that takes the to infinitive. * See
    Derived terms
    * tendency

    See also

    * be given to

    Etymology 3

    From (etyl) . More at (l).


    (en verb)
  • (with to) To look after (e.g. an ill person.)
  • We need to tend to the garden, which has become a mess.
  • To accompany as an assistant or protector; to care for the wants of; to look after; to watch; to guard.
  • Shepherds tend their flocks.
  • * Emerson
  • There's not a sparrow or a wren, / There's not a blade of autumn grain, / Which the four seasons do not tend / And tides of life and increase lend.
  • To wait (upon), as attendants or servants; to serve; to attend.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Was he not companion with the riotous knights / That tend upon my father?
  • (obsolete) To await; to expect.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • (obsolete) To be attentive to; to note carefully; to attend to.
  • * Chapman
  • Being to descend / A ladder much in height, I did not tend / My way well down.
  • (nautical) To manage (an anchored vessel) when the tide turns, to prevent it from entangling the cable when swinging.
  • Anagrams

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