Meaning of TREND in English


/trend/ , n.

1. the general course or prevailing tendency; drift: trends in the teaching of foreign languages; the trend of events.

2. style; vogue: the new trend in women's apparel.

3. the general direction followed by a road, river, coastline, or the like.


4. to have a general tendency, as events, conditions, etc.

5. to tend to take a particular direction; extend in some direction indicated.

6. to veer or turn off in a specified direction, as a river, mountain range, etc.: The river trends toward the southeast.

[ bef. 1000; ME trenden to turn, roll, OE trendan; akin to OE trinde ball, D trent circumference, Sw trind round. See TRINDLE, TRUNDLE ]

Syn. 1. See tendency. 5. stretch, run, incline.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .