Explanation of trend by Wordnet Dictionary
- he followed current trends
- Trend, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Trended; p. pr. & vb. n. Trending.] [OE. trenden to roll or turn about; akin to OFries. trind, trund, round, Dan. & Sw. trind, AS. trendel a circle, ring, and E. trendle, trundle.] To have a particular direction; to run; to stretch; to tend; as, “the shore of the sea trends to the southwest”.
- Trend, v. t. To cause to turn; to bend. [R.]
Not far beneath i' the valley as she trends
Her silver stream. W. Browne.
- Trend, n. Inclination in a particular direction; tendency; general direction; as, “the trend of a coast”.
Trend of an anchor. ( Naut. ) The lower end of the shank of an anchor, being the same distance on the shank from the throat that the arm measures from the throat to the bill. R. H. Dana, Jr. The angle made by the line of a vessel's keel and the direction of the anchor cable, when she is swinging at anchor.
- Trend v. t. [Cf. G. & OD. trennen to separate.] To cleanse, as wool. [Prov. Eng.]
- Trend, n. Clean wool. [Prov. Eng.]
Definition of trend by GCIDE Dictionary