verb \ˈwend\

: to move from one place to another

Full Definition of WEND

intransitive verb
:  to direct one's course :  travel
transitive verb
:  to proceed on (one's way) :  direct

Examples of WEND

  1. We wended through the narrow streets.
  2. We wended our way through the narrow streets.

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


noun \ˈwend\

Definition of WEND

:  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

Other Anthropology Terms

ectomorph, ethnography, prehistory, yurt


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