verb (used with object), wend·ed or (Archaic) went; wend·ing.
verb (used without object), wend·ed or (Archaic) went; wend·ing.
- wenceslaus, saint,
- wenckebach period,
- wend one's way,
Origin of wend
Examples from the Web for wended
Lunch over, Peter left the two chums to their own devices and wended his way to The Croft.Billy Barcroft, R.N.A.S.|Percy F. Westerman
As we wended our way across the heath, I watched carefully the ground in advance.The White Chief of the Caffres|A.W. Drayson
The Royalists of Craven made but slow progress as they wended their way southward.Yorkshire Family Romance|Frederick Ross
He wended his way back to the bar for a bourbon-and-water and greeted the bartender morosely.Occasion for Disaster|Gordon Randall Garrett
Jake wended his way back to the store, filled with renewed admiration for the great man.Coniston, Complete|Winston Churchill
Word Origin for wend
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.