# bend-n; 7 Senses

### Sense Number 1: a twist or turn in a form or object

Commentary: BEND[+form][+turn][+twist][+structural]

Examples:
The diagram shows the bends in the tertiary structure of the organic molecule.
This plastic tubing got a bend in it from lying in the sun too long.
It will be difficult to straighten out the bends in this metal sheeting.

Mappings:
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 4

### Sense Number 2: the act of moving, turning something

Commentary: BEND[+event][+movement][+twisting][+of_object]

Examples:
With a bend of her knees, she curtsied to the queen.
The bend of the tree boughs in the wind brought down a lot of leaves.
The artist's bend of a piece of wire into the shape of a rabbit amused the children.

Mappings:
PropBank: bend.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

### Sense Number 3: a curve in a road, river or other passageway

Commentary: BEND[+location][+stretch][+curved][+of_passageway]

Examples:
The gas station should be just around the next bend.
The village was established along a bend in the river.
THe train derailed when it took the bend too fast.

Mappings:
PropBank: bend.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

### Sense Number 4: a traversing diagonal on a heraldic shield

Commentary: BEND[+form][+diagonal][+traversing][+on_shield][+heraldic]

Examples:
The noble family's shield has a crimson bend across it.

Mappings:
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

### Sense Number 5: a type of knot that ties ropes or lines together

Commentary: BEND[+artifact][+knot][+joiner][+of_ropes]

Examples:
Our sailing instructor showed us how to make a sheet bend.
Can you tie a carrick bend?

Mappings:
PropBank: NM
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 3

### Sense Number 6: decompression sickness

Commentary: BEND[+state][+affliction][+sickness][+decompression]
NOTE: occurs in the plural

Examples:
The diver got the bends from staying at depth too long.
He got the bends from ascending too rapidly on a 120-foot dive.

Mappings:
PropBank: NM
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 4

### Sense Number 7: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)

Examples:

Mappings:
PropBank: NM