Trend meaning

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Miniskirts were one of the biggest trends of the 1960s.

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The general direction of something.

The river's southern trend.

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A general tendency or course of events.

A warming trend.

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To show a general tendency; tend.

The magazine's circulation is trending downward.

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To extend, incline, or veer in a specified direction.

The prevailing wind trends northeast.

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To extend, turn, incline, bend, etc. in a specific direction; tend; run.

The river trends northward.

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The general direction of a coast, river, road, etc.
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A general or prevailing tendency or course, as of events, a discussion, etc.; drift.
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A vogue, or current style, as in fashions.
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The general direction of a market. Traders often say, “the trend is your friend” or “never buck the trend.”
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An inclination in a particular direction.

The trend of a coastline; the upward trend of stock-market prices.

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There is a trend, these days, for people in films not to smoke.

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(mathematics) A line drawn on a graph that approximates the trend of a number of disparate points.
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(intransitive) To have a particular direction; to run; to stretch; to tend.

The shore of the sea trends to the southwest.

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To cause to turn; to bend.
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(UK, dialect, dated) Clean wool.
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To cleanse, as wool.
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Trend is defined as to go in a general direction or to have a tendency to go in a certain way.

An example of trend is for a plain to stretch westward across a state.

An example of trend is when the number of murders in a city reduce downward.

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Current style; vogue.

The latest trend in fashion.

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To have a general tendency.
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(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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The definition of a trend is a general direction or something popular.

An example of trend is a northern moving coastline.

An example of trend is the style of bell bottom jeans.

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Origin of trend

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