- Rhymes: -ɛnd
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.
trend (plural trends)
- 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.
- A tendency.
- There is a trend, these days, for people in films not to smoke.
- 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).
- (mathematics) A line drawn on a graph that approximates the trend of a number of disparate points.
- (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?)
- (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.
- (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.
- (transitive) To cause to turn; to bend.
- W. Browne
- Not far beneath i' the valley as she trends / Her silver stream.
- W. Browne
- (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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- To cleanse, as wool.
trend m (invariable)
trȅnd m (Cyrillic spelling тре̏нд)