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See more synonyms on Thesaurus.comnoun
  1. the general course or prevailing tendency; drift: trends in the teaching of foreign languages; the trend of events.
  2. style or vogue: the new trend in women's apparel.
  3. the general direction followed by a road, river, coastline, or the like.
verb (used without object)
  1. to have a general tendency, as events, conditions, etc.
  2. to tend to take a particular direction; extend in some direction indicated.
  3. to emerge as a popular trend; be currently popular: words that have trended this year.
  4. Digital Technology. to be widely mentioned or discussed on the Internet, especially in posts on social media websites: news stories that are trending online.
  5. to veer or turn off in a specified direction, as a river, mountain range, etc.: The river trends toward the southeast.

Origin of trend

before 1000; Middle English trenden “to turn, roll,” Old English trendan; akin to Old English trinde “ball,” Dutch trent “circumference,” Swedish trind “round.” See trindle, trundle

Related formscoun·ter·trend, nounsub·trend, noun


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5. stretch, run, incline.

Synonym study

1. See tendency. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for trend

Contemporary Examples

  • But  Republican and Democratic parties have made efforts to reverse that trend.

  • The trend is particularly concentrated in the coastal states where women are wealthier, more educated, and more liberal.

  • Nevetheless, Democratic rule has not only failed to halt the trend, but appears to have accelerated it.

  • It also demonstrated that the so-called “trend” of natural went beyond trend.

  • I hope that there is a trend away from the kind of “click-bait” type of essay that you often see on the Internet.

Historical Examples

  • His life has been that of his century—progressive, liberal, humanitarian in its trend.

  • Which is, I suppose, the trend we are following, even if we follow it unconsciously.

  • The man checked the trend of his thoughts by a mighty effort of will.

  • Quite egotistically she attributed to herself the trend of his friendship.

  • John Porter viewed this trend with no little trepidation of feeling.

British Dictionary definitions for trend noun
  1. general tendency or direction
  2. fashion; mode
verb (intr)
  1. to take a certain trend

Word Origin

Old English trendan to turn; related to Middle Low German trenden

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for trend


1590s, "to run or bend in a certain direction" (of rivers, coasts, etc.), from Middle English trenden "to roll about, turn, revolve," from Old English trendan, from Proto-Germanic trandijanan (cf. Old English trinde "round lump, ball," Old Frisian trind, Middle Low German trint "round," Middle Low German trent "ring, boundary," Dutch trent "circumference," Danish trind "round"); origin and connections outside Germanic uncertain. Sense of "have a general tendency" (used of events, opinions, etc.) is first recorded 1863, from the nautical sense. Related: Trended; trending.


"the way something bends" (coastline, mountain range, etc.), 1777, from trend (v.); sense of "general tendency" is from 1884.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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