a general direction in which something tends to move
"the shoreward tendency of the current"; "the trend of the stock market"
general line of orientation
"the river takes a southern course"; "the northeastern trend of the coast"
drift, trend, movement(noun)
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"
vogue, trend, style(verb)
the popular taste at a given time
"leather is the latest vogue"; "he followed current trends"; "the 1920s had a style of their own"
swerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew, cut(verb)
turn sharply; change direction abruptly
"The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"
An inclination in a particular direction
The trend of stock-market prices is generally upwards.
There is a trend, these days, for people in films not to smoke.
A fad or fashion style
Miniskirts were one of the biggest trends of the 1980s.
A line drawn on a graph that approximates the trend of a number of disparate points
To have a particular direction; to run; to stretch; to tend
The shore of the sea trends to the southwest.
To cause to turn; to bend.
Origin: From trenden "to roll about, turn, revolve", from trendan "to roll about, turn, revolve" from trandijanan. Akin to trinde "ball", tryndel "circle, ring". More at trindle, trundle.
to have a particular direction; to run; to stretch; to tend; as, the shore of the sea trends to the southwest
to cause to turn; to bend
inclination in a particular direction; tendency; general direction; as, the trend of a coast
to cleanse, as wool
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
trend, v.i. to tend, to run, to go in a particular direction: to incline, lean.—n. tendency. [A.S. trendan.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'trend' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3654
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'trend' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4806
Rank popularity for the word 'trend' in Nouns Frequency: #971
The numerical value of trend in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of trend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The trend these days is short suffering
I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy - but that could change.
While we can't say explicitly the cause of the downward trend, what we do know is that there is a trend of increasing regulatory scrutiny, which may cause manufacturers to adhere to stricter quality guidelines.
Intellectuals are real and actuals who speak first to bare open and bring fore the burning matters’ factual before others can speak up and never latch up to the craziest trend amongst masses to popularize themselves.
From where we're sitting, we're sensing continuation (from last year), the trend is still the upside, the corrections and the volatility will be a little more pronounced, a little more dramatic, but the trend remains intact.
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Translations for trend
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- خِطَاب, نَزْعَةArabic
- Trend, TendenzGerman
- tendencia, modaSpanish
- kehityssuunta, muoti, villitys, kääntää, muotisuuntaus, suuntaus, trendi, kulkea, suuntautua, tyyliFinnish
- tendance, penchantFrench
- 傾向, トレンド, 趨勢Japanese
- 傾向, 추세, 경향, 趨勢Korean
- trend, rageDutch
- trendNorwegian Nynorsk
- tendencja, trendPolish
- tendência, moda, modinhaPortuguese
- тенденция, тренд, модаRussian
- тенденција, trend, тренд, tendencijaSerbo-Croatian
- mwelekeo mkuu, mwenendoSwahili
- ధోరణి, పోకడTelugu
- akım, moda, gidişat, yönelimTurkish
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