- 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 wend
"I could not call the fellow out," says the judge, as they wend their way into King street.An Outcast
F. Colburn Adams
If that hand is cold in death, then henceforth I wend my ways alone.Eric Brighteyes
H. Rider Haggard
However, he determined to wend his way to the inn and reprove him for his negligence.A Coin of Edward VII
He therefore shut the valve and began to wend his way back to the ladder.Under the Waves
R M Ballantyne
Even a Chaucer (so it is said) could make nothing of us as we wend our way to Brighton.Obiter Dicta
- 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 wend
"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.
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."