Definition of

Trend

  1. (noun, cognition) the popular taste at a given time
    he followed current trends
    the 1920s had a style of their own
  2. (noun, cognition) a general tendency to change (as of opinion)
    a broad movement of the electorate to the right
  3. (noun, location) general line of orientation
    the northeastern trend of the coast
  4. (noun, location) a general direction in which something tends to move
    the trend of the stock market
  5. (verb, motion) turn sharply; change direction abruptly
    The motorbike veered to the right

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Origin of the word Trend

  1. 1598, "to run or bend in a certain direction" (of rivers, coasts, etc.), from M.E. trenden "to roll about, turn, revolve," from O.E. trendan, from P.Gmc. *trandijanan (cf. O.E. trinde "round lump, ball," O.Fris. trind, M.L.G. trint "round," M.L.G. trent "ring, boundary," Du. trent "circumference," Dan. trind "round"… more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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