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TREND

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does trend mean? 

TREND (noun)
  The noun TREND has 4 senses:

1. a general direction in which something tends to move
2. general line of orientation
3. a general tendency to change (as of opinion)
4. the popular taste at a given time

  Familiarity information: TREND used as a noun is uncommon.


TREND (verb)
  The verb TREND has 1 sense:

1. turn sharply; change direction abruptly

  Familiarity information: TREND used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TREND (noun)


Sense 1trend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A general direction in which something tends to move

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

trend; tendency

Context examples:

the shoreward tendency of the current / the trend of the stock market

Hypernyms ("trend" is a kind of...):

direction; way (a line leading to a place or point)


Sense 2trend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

General line of orientation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

trend; course

Context examples:

the river takes a southern course / the northeastern trend of the coast

Hypernyms ("trend" is a kind of...):

direction; way (a line leading to a place or point)


Sense 3trend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A general tendency to change (as of opinion)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

trend; drift; movement

Context examples:

not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book / a broad movement of the electorate to the right

Hypernyms ("trend" is a kind of...):

disposition; inclination; tendency (an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "trend"):

evolutionary trend (a general direction of evolutionary change)

gravitation (a figurative movement toward some attraction)


Sense 4trend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The popular taste at a given time

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

vogue; trend; style

Context examples:

leather is the latest vogue / he followed current trends / the 1920s had a style of their own

Hypernyms ("trend" is a kind of...):

appreciation; discernment; perceptiveness; taste (delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "trend"):

New Look (a style of women's clothing created by Christian Dior in 1947; involved a tight bodice and narrow waist and a flowing pleated skirt)

fashion (the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior)

bandwagon (a popular trend that attracts growing support)


TREND (verb)


Sense 1trend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Turn sharply; change direction abruptly

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

curve; sheer; slew; slue; swerve; trend; veer; cut

Context examples:

The car cut to the left at the intersection / The motorbike veered to the right

Hypernyms (to "trend" is one way to...):

turn (change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "trend"):

peel off (leave a formation)

yaw (swerve off course momentarily)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


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