from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The general direction in which something tends to move.
- n. A general tendency or inclination. See Synonyms at tendency.
- n. Current style; vogue: the latest trend in fashion.
- intransitive v. To extend, incline, or veer in a specified direction: The prevailing wind trends east-northeast.
- intransitive v. To show a general tendency; tend: "The gender gap was trending down” ( James J. Kilpatrick).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An inclination in a particular direction
- n. A tendency
- n. A fad or fashion style
- n. A line drawn on a graph that approximates the trend of a number of disparate points
- n. clean wool
- v. To have a particular direction; to run; to stretch; to tend
- v. To cause to turn; to bend.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To have a particular direction; to run; to stretch; to tend.
- transitive v. To cause to turn; to bend.
- n. Inclination in a particular direction; tendency; general direction.
- transitive v. To cleanse, as wool.
- n. Clean wool.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To turn; revolve; roll.
- To travel round or along a region, tract, etc., at its edge; skirt; coast.
- To have a general course or direction; stretch or incline; run: as, the American coast trends southwest from Nova Scotia to Florida.
- Figuratively, to have a general tendency or proclivity; incline; lean; turn. See trend, n., 2.
- In geology and mining, same as strike, 5.
- To cause to turn or roll.
- To follow the course or direction of; coast along.
- n. A general course or direction; inclination of the course of something toward a particular line or point.
- n. A general tendency or proclivity; a final drift or bent; an ultimate inclination.
- n. Nautical, the thickening of an anchor-shank as it approaches the arms.
- n. A current or stream.
- To cleanse, as wool. Also trent.
- n. Clean or cleansed wool.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the popular taste at a given time
- v. turn sharply; change direction abruptly
- n. a general direction in which something tends to move
- n. general line of orientation
- n. a general tendency to change (as of opinion)
From Middle English trenden, to revolve, from Old English trendan.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English trenden "to roll about, turn, revolve", from Old English trendan "to roll about, turn, revolve" from Proto-Germanic *trandijanan (“to revolve”). Akin to Old English trinde "ball", Old English tryndel "circle, ring". More at trindle, trundle. (Wiktionary)