- to pursue or direct (one's way).
- to proceed or go.
Origin of wend
Examples from the Web for wended
Historical Examples of wended
"And all this has been my doing," thought Tony, as he wended his way homewards.
And this was the burden of his musings as he wended his way towards home.
On the whole, he meant to stay there until the two armies had wended their ways.The Long Roll
And with this indulgent conclusion, Edward wended on his way.Aunt Deborah
Mary Russell Mitford
Such was Bensef's remark to his wife, as they wended their way homeward.Rabbi and Priest
- to direct (one's course or way); travelwend one's way home
Word Origin for wend
- (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
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.