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Definition 1: a general tendency to change (as of opinion) - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where trend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for trend in the sense of this definition

(trend is a kind of ...) an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others

"he had an inclination to give up too easily" "a tendency to be too strict"

(... is a kind of trend ) a general direction of evolutionary change

(... is a kind of trend ) a figurative movement toward some attraction

"the gravitation of the middle class to the suburbs"

Definition 2: the popular taste at a given time - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where trend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for trend in the sense of this definition

(trend is a kind of ...) delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)

"arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success" "to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste"

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

(... is a kind of trend ) the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior

(... is a kind of trend ) a popular trend that attracts growing support

"when they saw how things were going everybody jumped on the bandwagon"

Definition 3: general line of orientation - [noun denoting location]

Samples where trend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for trend in the sense of this definition

(trend is a kind of ...) a line leading to a place or point

"he looked the other direction" "didn't know the way home"

Definition 4: a general direction in which something tends to move - [noun denoting location]

Samples where trend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for trend in the sense of this definition

(trend is a kind of ...) a line leading to a place or point

"he looked the other direction" "didn't know the way home"

Definition 5: turn sharply; change direction abruptly - [verb of motion]

Samples where trend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for trend in the sense of this definition

(trend is a kind of ...) change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

"Turn towards me" "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face" "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"

(... is a kind of trend ) leave a formation

(... is a kind of trend ) swerve off course momentarily

"the ship yawed when the huge waves hit it"

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