- to pursue or direct (one's way).
- to proceed or go.
Origin of wend
Examples from the Web for wending
In Kansas, as in many states, challenges to same-sex marriage bans are wending their way through the courts.Gay Marriage Chaos Begins
November 11, 2014
Lepore has a different, though still linear, metaphor for the history of feminism: “a river, wending.”Wonder Woman’s Creation Story Is Wilder Than You Could Ever Imagine
November 3, 2014
See how the crowd are wending their way hither to the temple.The Buddha
On the Sabbath after their wending he preached from the text, "Send men to Joppa."Scotch Wit and Humor
W. H. (Walter Henry) Howe
Even as Dick had said, the hotel—whither all this time they had been wending—was crowded.Harley Greenoak's Charge
For after the banners well we knew Were the Freemen wending two and two.Poems by the Way
Wending their way over the plains, they finally spied the herd.Colorado--The Bright Romance of American History
F. C. Grable
- 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 wending
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.