[ trend ]
/ trɛnd /
the general course or prevailing tendency; drift: trends in the teaching of foreign languages; the trend of events.
style or vogue: the new trend in women's apparel.
the general direction followed by a road, river, coastline, or the like.
verb (used without object)
to have a general tendency, as events, conditions, etc.
to tend to take a particular direction; extend in some direction indicated.
to emerge as a popular trend; be currently popular: words that have trended this year.
Digital Technology. to be widely mentioned or discussed on the Internet, especially in posts on social media websites: news stories that are trending online.
to veer or turn off in a specified direction, as a river, mountain range, etc.: The river trends toward the southeast.
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Origin of trend
synonym study for trend
1. See tendency.
OTHER WORDS FROM trendcoun·ter·trend, nounsub·trend, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for subtrend
/ (trɛnd) /
general tendency or direction
to take a certain trend
Word Origin for trend
Old English trendan to turn; related to Middle Low German trenden
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