1. An inclination in a particular direction
    the trend of a coastline
    The trend of stock-market prices is generally upwards.
  2. A tendency
    There is a trend, these days, for people in films not to smoke.
  3. A fad or fashion style
    Miniskirts were one of the biggest trends of the 1960s.
  4. A line drawn on a graph that approximates the trend of a number of disparate points

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. clean wool


  1. To have a particular direction; to run; to stretch; to tend
    The shore of the sea trends to the southwest.
  2. To cause to turn; to bend.
  3. To be the subject of a trend; to be currently popular, relevant or interesting.
    What topics have been trending on social networks this week?

Verb (etymology 2)

  1. To cleanse, as wool.

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