trend

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English trenden "to roll about, turn, revolve", from Old English trendan "to roll about, turn, revolve" from Proto-Germanic *trandijaną (to revolve). Akin to Old English trinde "ball", Old English tryndel "circle, ring". More at trindle, trundle.

Noun[edit]

trend (plural trends)

  1. An inclination in a particular direction.
    the trend of a coastline;   the upward trend of stock-market prices
    • 2013 September-October, Michael Sivak, “Will AC Put a Chill on the Global Energy Supply?”, American Scientist: 
      Nevertheless, it is clear that the global energy demand for air-conditioning will grow substantially as nations become more affluent, [] . This trend will put additional strain not only on global energy resources but also on the environmental prospects of a warming planet.
  2. A tendency.
    There is a trend, these days, for people in films not to smoke.
  3. A fad or fashion style.
    Miniskirts were one of the biggest trends of the 1960s.
    • 2012 June 26, Genevieve Koski, “Music: Reviews: Justin Bieber: Believe”, The Onion AV Club:
      But musical ancestry aside, the influence to which Bieber is most beholden is the current trends in pop music, which means Believe is loaded up with EDM accouterments, seeking a comfortable middle ground where Bieber’s impressively refined pop-R&B croon can rub up on techno blasts and garish dubstep drops (and occasionally grind on some AutoTune, not necessarily because it needs it, but because a certain amount of robo-voice is expected these days).
  4. (mathematics) A line drawn on a graph that approximates the trend of a number of disparate points.
  5. (nautical) 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.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of R. H. Dana, Jr. to this entry?)
  6. (nautical) The angle made by the line of a vessel's keel and the direction of the anchor cable, when she is swinging at anchor.
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Verb[edit]

trend (third-person singular simple present trends, present participle trending, simple past and past participle trended)

  1. (intransitive) To have a particular direction; to run; to stretch; to tend
    The shore of the sea trends to the southwest.
    • 2012 May 31, Tasha Robinson, “Film: Review: Snow White And The Huntsman”:
      Huntsman starts out with a vision of Theron that’s specific, unique, and weighted in character, but it trends throughout toward generic fantasy tropes and black-and-white morality, and climaxes in a thoroughly familiar face-off.
  2. (transitive) To cause to turn; to bend.
    • W. Browne
      Not far beneath i' the valley as she trends / Her silver stream.
  3. (Internet, intransitive, informal) To be the subject of a trend; to be currently popular, relevant or interesting.
    What topics have been trending on social networks this week?
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Etymology 2[edit]

Compare German trennen (to separate).

Noun[edit]

trend (uncountable)

  1. (UK, dialect, dated) clean wool

Verb[edit]

trend (third-person singular simple present trends, present participle trending, simple past and past participle trended)

  1. To cleanse, as wool.

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

trend m (invariable)

  1. trend

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English trend.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

trȅnd m (Cyrillic spelling тре̏нд)

  1. trend

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