Meaning of TREND in English


I. ˈtrend intransitive verb

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

Date: 1598


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


a. : to show a tendency : incline

prices trend ing upward

b. : to become deflected : shift

opinions trend ing toward conservatism

II. noun

Date: circa 1777

1. : a line of general direction or movement

the trend of the coast turned toward the west


a. : a prevailing tendency or inclination : drift

current trend s in education

b. : a general movement : swing

the trend toward suburban living

c. : a current style or preference : vogue

new fashion trend s

d. : a line of development : approach

3. : the general movement over time of a statistically detectable change ; also : a statistical curve reflecting such a change

Synonyms: see tendency

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.