Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

trend

 - definition
 
 
 
Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

Close

Thesaurus

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary entries. Click on the T button in an entry to review the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

more
noun [countable] trend pronunciation in British English /trend/ 
Word Forms
Close
singulartrend
pluraltrends

Related dictionary definitions

  1. a gradual change or development that produces a particular result
    trend towards/to:

    We've seen a trend towards more violent films this year.

    trend in:

    the latest trends in popular music

    an upward/downward trend:

    Today's figures continue the upward trend in the stock market.

    follow a trend:

    Everyone seems to be following the trend for sleek shiny hairstyles.

    buck a trend (=not be affected by a general trend):

    Dell announced profits up by 30%, bucking the trend in the troubled high-tech market.

phrases

kabaddi

a game in which two teams of seven players take turns to chase and try to touch players on the opposing team

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

Ouch!

a response to a scathing comment or unpleasant situation

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog