wend

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v wend direct one's course or way "wend your way through the crowds"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Wend wĕnd p. p. of Wene.
    • n Wend (O. Eng. Law) A large extent of ground; a perambulation; a circuit.
    • v. t Wend To direct; to betake; -- used chiefly in the phrase to wend one's way. Also used reflexively. "Great voyages to wend ."
    • Wend To go; to pass; to betake one's self. "To Canterbury they wend .""To Athens shall the lovers wend ."
    • Wend To turn round.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • wend l. To turn; change.
    • wend To direct (one's way or course); proceed upon.
    • wend l. To turn; make a turn; go round; veer.
    • wend To take one's way or course; proceed; go.
    • wend To pass away; disappear; depart; vanish.
    • n wend A name applied in early times by the Germans to their Slavic neighbors.
    • n wend A member of a branch of the Slavic race dwelling in Lusatia: same as Sorb.
    • n wend Obsolete preterits of ween.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Wend wend to go: to wind or turn.
    • n Wend wend the name given by the Germans to a branch of the Slavs which, as early as the 6th century, occupied the north and east of Germany from the Elbe along the coast of the Baltic to the Vistula, and as far south as Bohemia: one of the Slavic population of Lusatia who still speak the Wendish tongue
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. wendan, to turn, to go, caus. of windan, to wind; akin to OS. wendian, OFries. wenda, D. wenden, to turn, G. wenden, Icel. venda, Sw. vända, Dan. vende, Goth. wandjan,. See Wind to turn, and cf. Went
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. ultimately cog. with wander.

Usage

In literature:

Wend thee hame, yoong mon agin.
"Lorna Doone" by R. D. Blackmore
A melancholy procession was wending its way by the light of the lantern from the hut towards Blooms-End.
"The Return of the Native" by Thomas Hardy
The following Sunday, therefore, found him wending his way toward the church.
"The Burglar's Fate And The Detectives" by Allan Pinkerton
Every evening, before sunset, thither wends the fashionable world of Calcutta.
"The Story of Ida Pfeiffer and Her Travels in Many Lands" by Anonymous
A happy crowd of Princetonians wended their way back to Princeton to put the finishing touches on the team before the Yale game.
"Football Days" by William H. Edwards
And we wended on alone.
"Samantha at the World's Fair" by Marietta Holley
The train moved out of the depot, and wended its way in the most casual manner through the streets of Havre.
""Contemptible"" by "Casualty"
She took it mechanically, and wended her way to her desolate home.
"Yorksher Puddin'" by John Hartley
Jackson vs. Hawks, 2 Wend.
"An Account of the Proceedings on the Trial of Susan B. Anthony" by Anonymous
Hoshkanyi Tihua wended his way home wrapped in thoughts of a very unsatisfactory nature.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
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In poetry:

No otherwise wends on our Hope:
E’en as a tale that’s told
Are fair lives lost, and all the cost
Of wise and true and bold.
"The Day Of Days" by William Morris
“Now wend thee, bold King Diderik,
Wend into the wood with me;
And all the gold that the giant had,
That will I show to thee.”
"Vidrik Verlandson (From The Old Danish) " by George Borrow
Like flames to the kingdoms of Truth and Bliss:
Down a gold-red stair-way wend
The radiant children of Paradise
Clarioning darkness end.
"A God's Labour" by Aurobindo Ghose
And of great sadness also.
As they wend away
A voice is heard singing
Of Kitty, or Katy,
As if the name meant once
All love, all beauty.
"Dublinesque" by Philip Larkin
Alone, with the torch of blood-red flame,
The man of blood descends;
And the fettered captives curse his name,
As through the vaults he wends.—
"The Daughter Of Plantagenet - Fytte The Thyrde" by Thomas Cooper
And whither, Lord, Thy footsteps wend,
The virgins still with praise attend;
For Thee they pour their sweetest song,
And after Thee rejoicing throng.
"Jesu, the Virgins' Crown" by Augusta Treverorum

In news:

Joining the fun at the Descanso party are Jon and Wende Headley, from left, Doug and Melanie Frey and Steve and Sara Ingrassia.
I'm the Queen of All Things Fun, but my official title is WEND Promotions Director.
The current "cap and trade" bill wending its way through Congress represents the triumph of "hope" — as in "Hope And Change" — over everything else, including reality.
This is a picture of McConnell, center, her mother, Dolores Wende, and her twin sister, Deb.
As health care legislation continues to wend its way through Congress, Indianapolis-area industry leaders still harbor strong opinions about the issue.
Led by the Mexican poet, an historic caravan of victims of the War on Drugs is wending its way through the US.
The hikers decided to wend through the forest trails on the beautiful summer day.
FOOD;Threads of Expensive Saffron Wend Way Into Classic Dishes.
The Wende Museum specializes in collecting personal histories, and everyday and political objects from Cold War-era Eastern Europe.
Wende inmate is still fighting for his freedom after killing Lockport girlfriend and her lover.
Ever wanted to look like the star in an Italian movie, wending along the coastal roads, wearing dark sunglasses with a girl in the passenger seat with a scarf trailing in the wind.
During this two-minute spot, follow the red, convertible Chevy Impala as it wends its way through Gotham's streets.
Property owners have no choice but wait until lawsuits wend their way through court system.
Hans was born the son on Fredrich and Friedel (Liebschwager) Wende on January 26, 1931 in Schlazien, Germany.
WEND-FM, WHQC-FM, WKKT-FM, WLYT-FM, WRFX-F M EEO PUBLIC FILE REPOR T August 1, 2011.
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In science:

Liu Wende and Zhang Yongzheng, Modular Lie superalgebras (in Chinese).
Representations of the restricted Cartan type Lie superalgebra $W(m,n,1)$
Wende: Delays, connection topology, and synchronization of coupled chaotic maps , Phys.
Synchronizability of networks with strongly delayed links: A universal classification
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