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wend

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verb \ˈwend\

Simple Definition of wend

  • : to move from one place to another

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of wend

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to direct one's course :  travel

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to proceed on (one's way) :  direct

Examples of wend in a sentence

  1. We wended through the narrow streets.

  2. We wended our way through the narrow streets.



Did You Know?

Wend is related to the verb "wind," which means, among other things, "to follow a series of curves and turns." It is also a distant relative of the verb "wander." "Wend" itself began its journey in Old English as windan, meaning "to twist." "Wend" has twisted itself into various meanings over the years. Most of its senses-including "to come about," "to depart," "to change," and "to betake"-have since wandered off into obscurity, but its current sense of "to direct or to proceed" is holding steady on the path.

Origin of wend

Middle English, from Old English wendan; akin to Old High German wenten to turn, Old English windan to twist — more at wind


First Known Use: before 12th century

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Wend

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noun \ˈwend\

Definition of Wend

  1. :  a member of a Slavic people of eastern Germany



Origin of wend

German Wende, from Old High German Winida; akin to Old English Winedas, plural, Wends


First Known Use: 1786

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WEND Defined for Kids

wend

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verb \ˈwend\

Definition of wend for Students

wend·edwend·ing

  1. :  to go from one place to another





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