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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.


Broader (hypernym)direction, way

2. trend (location) general line of orientation

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


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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