- 1A general direction in which something is developing or changing: an upward trend in sales and profit marginsMore example sentences
- Some trends may be apparent but other changes may occur which may contradict the general direction of the trend.
- The trend indicates the general tendency or direction over the long-term.
- Certainly in New South Wales, new trends are developing in terms of where foster families are in 2003.
- 2A fashion: the latest trends in modern danceMore example sentences
- But what is the real impact on the home front of our obsession with fashionable and vogue trends?
- Even without a single currency, that is where we are sharing cultures, fashion and lifestyle trends.
- These days, in contrast, fashion trends emanate from a diverse range of sources.
verb[no object, with adverbial of direction] Back to top
- 1Change or develop in a general direction: unemployment has been trending upwardsMore example sentences
- The Finance Ministry has offered an annual interest rate of 6.4 percent for its seven-year saving bonds to be issued for the 2006 fiscal year, saying general interest rates are trending higher.
- Although the blue states are still considerably wealthier than the red states, the red states are currently trending upwards at a faster rate.
- The core inflation measure made its debut in the early 1970s when the headline inflation rate was trending sharply upwards.
- 1.1 (be trending) (Of a topic) be popular or the cause of much discussion on a news or social media website: I’ve just taken a quick look at what’s trending on Twitter right now (as adjective trending) today’s top trending topicsMore example sentences
- The controversy is trending on Twitter after this bizarre voicemail from his wife.
- We'll take a look at some of the M. J. stuff trending on the Web.
- Exciting things like 'Stockport', 'Sugababes' and 'ebay' are trending in Manchester at the moment.
- 2(Especially of a geographical feature) bend or turn away in a specified direction: the Richelieu River trending southward to Lake ChamplainMore example sentences
- This zone forms a narrow band that trends from Loch Eriboll south to the Isle of Skye, and is bounded on the east by the Moine thrust fault.
- The paleoshoreline trended roughly northwest-southeast through the Big Bend region at that time.
- A regional swarm of dykes trending east-west to SE-NW, and mainly consisting of minette and mela-syenite to mela-granite porphyries, cuts the older granitoids but does not affect the younger generation of intrusions.
Old English trendan 'revolve, rotate', of Germanic origin; compare with trundle. The verb sense 'turn in a specified direction' dates from the late 16th cent, and gave rise to the figurative use 'develop in a general direction' in the mid 19th century, a development paralleled in the noun.