Definitions for: Trend

[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"
[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"
[n] general line of orientation; "the river takes a southern course"; "the northeastern trend of the coast"
[n] a general direction in which something tends to move; "the shoreward tendency of the current"; "the trend of the stock market"
[v] turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Trend, v. t.
To cause to turn; to bend. [R.]

Not far beneath i' the valley as she trends Her silver
stream. --W. Browne.

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

Trend, v. t. [Cf. G. & OD. trennen to separate.]
To cleanse, as wool. [Prov. Eng.]

Trend, n.
Clean wool. [Prov. Eng.]

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

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