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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the general course or prevailing tendency; drift:

    the trend of events.

  2. style; vogue:

    the new trend in women's apparel.

  3. the general direction followed by a road, river, coastline, or the like.

  4. (v.i.)to have a general tendency, as events or conditions; incline.

  5. to tend to take a particular direction.

  6. to veer or turn off in a specified direction, as a river.

Origin of trend:

bef. 1000; ME: to turn, roll, OE trendan; akin to OE trinde ball. Cf. trundle

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tendency, trend(noun)

    a general direction in which something tends to move

    "the shoreward tendency of the current"; "the trend of the stock market"

  2. course, trend(noun)

    general line of orientation

    "the river takes a southern course"; "the northeastern trend of the coast"

  3. 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"

  4. 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"

  5. 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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. trend(noun)ɛnd

    a tendency toward changing in a particular way

    an upward/downward trend; market trends

  2. trendɛnd

    sth that has recently become popular

    the latest fashion trend


  1. trend(Noun)

    An inclination in a particular direction

    The trend of stock-market prices is generally upwards.

  2. trend(Noun)

    A tendency

    There is a trend, these days, for people in films not to smoke.

  3. trend(Noun)

    A fad or fashion style

    Miniskirts were one of the biggest trends of the 1980s.

  4. trend(Noun)

    A line drawn on a graph that approximates the trend of a number of disparate points

  5. trend(Verb)

    To have a particular direction; to run; to stretch; to tend

    The shore of the sea trends to the southwest.

  6. trend(Verb)

    To cause to turn; to bend.

  7. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trend(verb)

    to have a particular direction; to run; to stretch; to tend; as, the shore of the sea trends to the southwest

  2. Trend(verb)

    to cause to turn; to bend

  3. Trend(noun)

    inclination in a particular direction; tendency; general direction; as, the trend of a coast

  4. Trend(verb)

    to cleanse, as wool

  5. Trend(noun)

    clean wool

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'trend' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3654

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'trend' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4806

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'trend' in Nouns Frequency: #971

Translations for trend

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a general direction or tendency

She follows all the latest trends in fashion; an upward trend in share prices.

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