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Meaning of TREND

Pronunciation:  trend

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the popular taste at a given time; "leather is the latest vogue"; "he followed current trends"; "the 1920s had a style of their own"
  2. [n]  a general tendency to change (as of opinion); "not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book"; "a broad movement of the electorate to the right"
  3. [n]  general line of orientation; "the river takes a southern course"; "the northeastern trend of the coast"
  4. [n]  a general direction in which something tends to move; "the shoreward tendency of the current"; "the trend of the stock market"
  5. [v]  turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"

TREND is a 5 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: course, curve, cut, drift, movement, sheer, slew, slue, style, swerve, tendency, veer, vogue
 See Also: appreciation, bandwagon, direction, discernment, disposition, fashion, gravitation, inclination, peel off, perceptiveness, taste, tendency, turn, way, yaw



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Trend\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Trended}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Trending}.] [OE. trenden to roll or turn about; akin to
    OFries. trind, trund, round, Dan. & Sw. trind, AS. trendel a
    circle, ring, and E. trendle, trundle.]
    To have a particular direction; to run; to stretch; to tend;
    as, the shore of the sea trends to the southwest.
  2. \Trend\, v. t.
    To cause to turn; to bend. [R.]
          Not far beneath i' the valley as she trends Her silver
          stream.                                  --W. Browne.
  3. \Trend\, n.
    Inclination in a particular direction; tendency; general
    direction; as, the trend of a coast.
    {Trend of an anchor}. (Naut.)
    (a) The lower end of the shank of an anchor, being the same
        distance on the shank from the throat that the arm
        measures from the throat to the bill. --R. H. Dana, Jr.
    (b) The angle made by the line of a vessel's keel and the
        direction of the anchor cable, when she is swinging at
  4. \Trend\, v. t. [Cf. G. & OD. trennen to separate.]
    To cleanse, as wool. [Prov. Eng.]
  5. \Trend\, n.
    Clean wool. [Prov. Eng.]