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English noun: trend

1. trend (location) a general direction in which something tends to move


SamplesThe shoreward tendency of the current.
The trend of the stock market.


Synonymstendency


Broader (hypernym)direction, way

2. trend (location) general line of orientation


SamplesThe river takes a southern course.
The northeastern trend of the coast.


Synonymscourse


Broader (hypernym)direction, way

3. trend (cognition) a general tendency to change (as of opinion)


SamplesNot openly liberal but that is the trend of the book.
A broad movement of the electorate to the right.


Synonymsdrift, movement


Broader (hypernym)disposition, inclination, tendency


Narrower (hyponym)evolutionary trend, gravitation

4. trend (cognition) the popular taste at a given time


SamplesLeather is the latest vogue.
He followed current trends.
The 1920s had a style of their own.


Synonymsstyle, vogue


Broader (hypernym)appreciation, discernment, perceptiveness, taste


Narrower (hyponym)bandwagon, fashion, New Look


English verb: trend

1. trend (motion) turn sharply; change direction abruptly


SamplesThe car cut to the left at the intersection.
The motorbike veered to the right.


Synonymscurve, cut, sheer, slew, slue, swerve, veer


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)turn


Narrower (hyponym)peel off, yaw









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