Meaning of TREND in English



Pronunciation: ' trend

Function: intransitive verb

Etymology: Middle English, to turn, revolve, from Old English trendan; akin to Middle High German trendel disk, spinning top

Date: 1598

1 a : to extend in a general direction : follow a general course <mountain ranges trend ing north and south> b : to veer in a new direction : BEND <a coastline that trend s westward>

2 a : to show a tendency : INCLINE <prices trend ing upward> b : to become deflected : SHIFT <opinions trend ing toward conservatism>

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.