American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
- v. To extend, incline, or veer in a specified direction: The prevailing wind trends east-northeast.
- v. To show a general tendency; tend: "The gender gap was trending down” ( James J. Kilpatrick).
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.
- n. An inclination in a particular direction
- n. A tendency
- n. A fad or fashion style
- n. mathematics A line drawn on a graph that approximates the trend of a number of disparate points
- n. UK, dialect, dated clean wool
- v. intransitive To have a particular direction; to run; to stretch; to tend
- v. transitive To cause to turn; to bend.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To have a particular direction; to run; to stretch; to tend.
- v. rare To cause to turn; to bend.
- n. Inclination in a particular direction; tendency; general direction.
- v. Prov. Eng. To cleanse, as wool.
- n. Prov. Eng. Clean wool.
- 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 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)
- From Middle English trenden, to revolve, from Old English trendan. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Superimposed over this long term trend is short term variability.”
“It made the financial crisis much worse, and the trend is accelerating.”
“Perhaps the starkest illustration of this trend is the unwillingness of Congress and the courts to allow servicewomen who are sexually assaulted to sue their employers in federal court under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Despite ongoing calls for reform, commanders still retain full disciplinary discretion in such cases, effectively treating punishment for assault as a personnel decision instead of a legal matter.”
“To conclude I say that the trend is actually reversed and the projections in the studies are wrong.”
“The long-run trend is for Asian incomes to grow much faster than American incomes and this trend has been accelerating in recent years - causing the Asian savings pool to grow much faster than even American consumers desire to borrow - which has put downward pressure on interest rates.”
“The long-term trend is a massive decline in transit.”
“The long-term trend is a decline in mass transit, both in ridership and in market share.”
“This trend is also reinforced by the recent demise of several long-running “best of” anthologies, as well as the movement of other “best” anthologies from major publishers to smaller presses.”
“But the trend is the absence of a big, central intermediary.”
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