: to direct one's course : travel, proceed
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.
The hikers wended through the forest's trails.
"Improvements in wastewater treatment and conservation upgraded the water quality of the river, which wends its way nearly 500 miles from its origin in the Appalachian Plateau to Point Lookout, Maryland, where it empties into the Chesapeake Bay." - From an article by John Pekkanen in The Washingtonian, July 2012
Test Your Vocabulary with M-W Quizzes
Test Your Memory
What recent Word of the Day is a pronoun that can mean "anything" or "everything"? The answer is ...
Theme music by Joshua Stamper ©2006 New Jerusalem Music/ASCAP