What does trend mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tendency, trendnoun

    a general direction in which something tends to move

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

  2. course, trendnoun

    general line of orientation

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

  3. drift, trend, movementnoun

    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, styleverb

    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, cutverb

    turn sharply; change direction abruptly

    "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"


  1. trendnoun

    An inclination in a particular direction

    The trend of stock-market prices is generally upwards.

  2. trendnoun

    A tendency

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

  3. trendnoun

    A fad or fashion style

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

  4. trendnoun

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

  5. trendverb

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

    The shore of the sea trends to the southwest.

  6. trendverb

    To cause to turn; to bend.

  7. Etymology: 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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Trendverb

    To tend; to lie in any particular direction. It seems a corruption of tend.

    The scouts to several parts divide their way,
    To learn the natives names, their towns explore
    The coasts and trendings of the crooked shore. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trendverb

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

  2. Trendverb

    to cause to turn; to bend

  3. Trendnoun

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

  4. Trendverb

    to cleanse, as wool

  5. Trendnoun

    clean wool

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Trend

    trend, v.i. to tend, to run, to go in a particular direction: to incline, lean.—n. tendency. [A.S. trendan.]

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

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

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

  3. Nouns Frequency

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of trend in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of trend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of trend in a Sentence

  1. Luis Costa:

    This is a moment of pause in the risk-taking trend...we could be fluctuating slightly wider for emerging spreads for the time being.

  2. James Tabery:

    The study does raise a troubling implication – the thought that the patient-physician relationship is compromised by these biological explanations. I would hope we could use this information to educate aspiring clinicians so that they don’t (fall) victim to that trend, to bring it to their attention so they can actively combat it.

  3. Avtar Sandu:

    We see a bounce off here ... but a change in trend is not visible yet.

  4. Zhang Tianqi:

    I'd been messing around in the field in my early years, but luckily it just so happens now that there's this trend of China taking information security very seriously.

  5. Carlos Fernández:

    The trend is there, the difficulties that Cuba has today it has not faced in over a decade. So, the recipe is there for an uncontrolled migration through the ocean. Something we want to avoid, something we believe we can avoid.

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    a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)
    • A. peccadillo
    • B. mitre
    • C. elan
    • D. brasserie

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