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Explanation of trend by Wordnet Dictionary

trend


    Verb
    1. turn sharply

    Noun
    1. the popular taste at a given time

    2. he followed current trends
    3. a general tendency to change ( as of opinion )

    4. not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book
    5. general line of orientation

    6. the northeastern trend of the coast
    7. a general direction in which something tends to move

    8. the trend of the stock market


    Definition of trend by GCIDE Dictionary

    trend


    1. 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”.

    2. Trend, v. t. To cause to turn; to bend. [R.]

      Not far beneath i' the valley as she trends

      Her silver stream. W. Browne.

    3. 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.

    4. Trend v. t. [Cf. G. & OD. trennen to separate.] To cleanse, as wool. [Prov. Eng.]

    5. Trend, n. Clean wool. [Prov. Eng.]