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trend  (trnd)
1. The general direction in which something tends to move.
2. A general tendency or inclination. See Synonyms at tendency.
3. Current style; vogue: the latest trend in fashion.
intr.v. trend·ed, trend·ing, trends
1. To extend, incline, or veer in a specified direction: The prevailing wind trends east-northeast.
2. To show a general tendency; tend: The gender gap was trending down (James J. Kilpatrick).

[From Middle English trenden, to revolve, from Old English trendan.]

trend  /trnd/  n. 1 a fashion, current style: Short skirts are the trend for summer this year. 2 a general curve or pattern: The current trend of interest rates is down.
v. [I] to form a trend: Rates are trending down now. trend

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