- to pursue or direct (one's way).
- to proceed or go.
Origin of wend
- a member of a Slavic people of E Germany; Sorb.
Origin of Wend
Examples from the Web for wends
The Kidron Valley wends its way from the eastern side of the Old City, through the Judean Desert, to the Dead Sea.Losing Jerusalem Sewage Plant Could Prove Longer Term Win for Palestinians
September 13, 2013
For a distance of seven miles it wends its way amongst the mountains.Peeps at Many Lands: Norway
Which threw King Mistevoi into a paroxysm, and raised the Wends.History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol, II. (of XXI.)
To the castle bridge she wends her way, And watches the ships in the sound that lay.Finnish Arts
Right life, for me, is life that wends By lowly ways to lofty ends.The Victories of Love
He had the thought to preach to the Wends, but this was not to be.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume I of II)
Henry Osborn Taylor
- to direct (one's course or way); travelwend one's way home
- (esp in medieval European history) a Sorb; a member of the Slavonic people who inhabited the area between the Rivers Saale and Oder in the early Middle Ages and were conquered by Germanic invaders by the 12th centurySee also Lusatia
Word Origin and History for wends
member of a Slavic people of eastern Germany, 1610s (implied in Wendish), from German Wende, from Old High German Winida, related to Old English Winedas "Wends," ultimately from Celt. *vindo- "white."
"to proceed on," Old English wendan "to turn, go," from Proto-Germanic *wandijanan (cf. Old Saxon wendian, Old Norse venda, Old Frisian wenda, Dutch wenden, German wenden, Gothic wandjan "to turn"), causative of Old English windan "to turn, twist" (see wind (v.)), from root *wand-, *wend- "turn." Surviving only in to wend one's way, and in hijacked past tense form went.