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  1. the general course or prevailing tendency; drift: trends in the teaching of foreign languages; the trend of events.

  2. style or vogue: the new trend in women's apparel.

  1. the general direction followed by a road, river, coastline, or the like.

verb (used without object)
  1. to have a general tendency, as events, conditions, etc.

  2. to tend to take a particular direction; extend in some direction indicated.

  1. to emerge as a popular trend; be currently popular: words that have trended this year.

  2. Digital Technology. to be widely mentioned or discussed on the internet, especially in posts on social media websites: news stories that are trending online.

  3. to veer or turn off in a specified direction, as a river, mountain range, etc.: The river trends toward the southeast.

Origin of trend

First recorded before 1000; Middle English trenden “to turn, roll,” Old English trendan; akin to Old English trinde “ball,” Dutch trent “circumference,” Swedish trind “round;” see trindle, trundle

synonym study For trend

1. See tendency.

Other words for trend

Other words from trend

  • coun·ter·trend, noun
  • subtrend, noun

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How to use trend in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for trend


/ (trɛnd) /

  1. general tendency or direction

  2. fashion; mode

  1. to take a certain trend

Origin of trend

Old English trendan to turn; related to Middle Low German trenden

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