Wend Definition

wended, wending, wends
To go; journey; travel.
Webster's New World
To proceed or go on (one's way)
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
Any of a group of Slavic peoples formerly inhabiting much of what is now eastern Germany and western Poland, especially the present-day Sorbs.
American Heritage
Any of various other non-Germanic peoples living in central Europe during late antiquity and the Middle Ages.
American Heritage

(obsolete, UK, law) A large extent of ground; a perambulation; a circuit.


Origin of Wend

  • From Middle English wenden, from Old English wendan (“to turn, direct, wend one's way, go, return, change, alter, vary, restore, happen, convert, translate"), from Proto-Germanic *wandijanÄ… (“to turn"), causative of Proto-Germanic *windanÄ… (“to wind"), from Proto-Indo-European *wendÊ°- (“to turn, wind, braid"). Cognate with Dutch wenden (“to turn"), German wenden (“to turn, reverse"), Danish vende (“to turn"), Swedish vända (“to turn, turn over, veer, direct"), Icelandic venda (“to wend, turn, change"), Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌽𐌳𐌾𐌰𐌽 (wandjan, “to cause to turn"). Related to wind.

    From Wiktionary

  • From German Wende, from Old High German Winida, from Celtic *vindo (“white"), same source as Old English Winedas (“Wends").

    From Wiktionary

  • German Wende from Middle High German Winde, Wende from Old High German Winid wen-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English wenden from Old English wendan

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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