A trend is a pattern of behavior. If something is popular, it might be part of a trend. There are trends in fashion, culture, language, food, sports, entertainment, and so on.
- The use of Twitter for communicating ideas is a trend that started a few years ago.
- Finding transportation through Uber is part of a growing trend.
- People who work in advertising pay attention to social trends.
- There’s a strong trend towards making cities more walkable and bikable in the United States.
- Trends are often started first in New York or Los Angeles before they show up in other parts of the country.
- Paris is a city that sets worldwide fashion trends.
- A person who sets a trend is called a trendsetter.
He goes for all the latest fashion trends.
The word "trendy" is an adjective:
- That’s a very trendy outfit she’s wearing
- Many teenagers like to wear clothes that are trendy.
- There’s a trendy new restaurant downtown that we should visit.
- Facial hair on young men is still trendy.
- That’s a little too trendy for my tastes. (If something is "too trendy," it’s too popular.)
The word "trend" might be used as a verb, usually in the present continuous tense:
- What are the hot topics trending on Twitter at the moment?
- What’s trending on Yahoo? How about Google?
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August 23, 2015