Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “bent”

bent

adjective
 
 
/bent/
CURVED curved and not now straight or flat: The metal bars were bent and twisted.Geometrical shapesSpherical, circular and annular objects
bent on sth/doing sth determined to do something or get something: Both parties are bent on destroying each other's chances of winning.Strong-willed
NOT HONEST UK informal not honest: a bent policemanDishonest
(Definition of bent adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “bent”

Definitions of “bent” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

bitter

a type of dark brown beer with a bitter taste

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More