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trend - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'trend' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Trend [ n.]
- Inclination in a particular direction; tendency; general direction; as, the trend of a coast.
- Clean wool.
2 . Trend [ v. i.]
- To have a particular direction; to run; to stretch; to tend; as, the shore of the sea trends to the southwest.
3 . Trend [ v. t.]
- To cause to turn; to bend.
- To cleanse, as wool.

Meaning of 'trend' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . trend [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a general tendency to change (as of opinion)
Example in sentence:
  • a broad movement of the electorate to the right;
  • not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book
Meaning (2):
- the popular taste at a given time
Example in sentence:
  • he followed current trends;
  • leather is the latest vogue;
  • the 1920s had a style of their own
Meaning (3):
- general line of orientation
Example in sentence:
  • the northeastern trend of the coast;
  • the river takes a southern course
Meaning (4):
- a general direction in which something tends to move
Example in sentence:
  • the shoreward tendency of the current;
  • the trend of the stock market
5 . trend [ v]
Meaning (5):
- turn sharply; change direction abruptly
Example in sentence:
  • The car cut to the left at the intersection;
  • The motorbike veered to the right