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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wendverb

    direct one's course or way

    "wend your way through the crowds"


  1. wendverb

    To turn; change.

  2. wendverb

    To direct (one's way or course); pursue one's way; proceed upon some course or way.

    We wended our weary way westward.

  3. wendverb

    To turn; make a turn; go round; veer.

  4. wendverb

    To pass away; disappear; depart; vanish.

  5. Wendnoun

    a member of a Slavic people from the borders of Germany and Poland; a Sorb; a Kashub.

  6. Etymology: From wenden, from wendan, from wandijanan, causative of windanan, from wendʰ-. Cognate with wenden, wenden, vende, vända, venda, Gothic 03450330033D0333033E0330033D. Related to wind.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Wendverb

    Etymology: wendan , Saxon.

    Back to Athens shall the lovers wend
    With league, whose date till death shall never end. William Shakespeare.

    They went on, and inferred, that if the world were a living creature, it had a soul. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist.

    Then Rome shall wend to Benevento;
    Great feats shall he atchieve! Arbuthnot.

    A ship of 600 tons will carry as good ordnance as a ship of 1200 tons; and though the greater have double the number, the lesser will turn her broadsides twice, before the greater can wend once. Walter Raleigh.


  1. WEND

    WEND (106.5 FM) – branded 106.5 The End – is a commercial alternative rock radio station licensed to Salisbury, North Carolina, serving primarily the Charlotte metropolitan area, as well as parts of the Piedmont Triad. Owned by iHeartMedia, WEND is the local affiliate for Skratch 'N Sniff and the home of radio personalities, the Woody & Wilcox Show, Chris Rozak, and Divakar. The WEND studios are located in Charlotte, while the station transmitter resides in China Grove. Besides a standard analog transmission, WEND broadcasts over two HD Radio channels, and is available online via iHeartRadio.


  1. wend

    "Wend" is a verb which means to go in a specified direction or manner, typically slow or by indirect route. It is often used in storytelling, usually with the word "way", as in the phrase "wend your way," implying a slow or indirect path towards a particular goal or destination.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wend

    p. p. of Wene

  2. Wendverb

    to go; to pass; to betake one's self

  3. Wendverb

    to turn round

  4. Wendverb

    to direct; to betake; -- used chiefly in the phrase to wend one's way. Also used reflexively

  5. Wendnoun

    a large extent of ground; a perambulation; a circuit

  6. Etymology: [AS. wendan to turn, to go, caus. of windan to wind; akin to OS. wendian, OFries. wenda, D. wenden to turn, G. wenden, Icel. venda, Sw. vnda, Dan. vende, Goth. wandjan. See Wind to turn, and cf. Went.]


  1. WEND

    WEND, known as "106.5 The End", is an Alternative radio station based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Owned by Clear Channel Communications, the station broadcasts at 106.5 MHz with an ERP of 84 kW. The station is licensed to Salisbury and its transmitter is located just west of China Grove, NC. WEND's signal makes it into most of the Piedmont Triad region as well, providing city-grade coverage of Winston-Salem and a grade B signal to Greensboro. 106.5 The End generally plays New Rock And Alternative music throughout the day with local DJs in the afternoon and evening hours.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wend

    wend, v.i. to go: to wind or turn. [A.S. wendan, the causative of windan, to turn round.]

  2. Wend

    wend, n. the name given by the Germans to a branch of the Slavs which, as early as the 6th century, occupied the north and east of Germany from the Elbe along the coast of the Baltic to the Vistula, and as far south as Bohemia: one of the Slavic population of Lusatia who still speak the Wendish tongue.—adjs. Wen′dic, Wen′dish. [Prob. ultimately cog. with wander.]

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. WEND

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Wend is ranked #63524 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Wend surname appeared 314 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Wend.

    92% or 289 total occurrences were White.
    4.1% or 13 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.5% or 8 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wend in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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