Style vs Trend - What's the difference?

style | trend |

As nouns the difference between style and trend

is that style is a manner of doing things, especially a fashionable one while trend is an inclination in a particular direction or trend can be (uk|dialect|dated) clean wool.

As verbs the difference between style and trend

is that style is to create or give a style, fashion or image while trend is to have a particular direction; to run; to stretch; to tend or trend can be to cleanse, as wool.




(en noun)
  • A manner of doing or presenting things, especially a fashionable one.
  • * Chesterfield
  • Style is the dress of thoughts.
  • * C. Middleton
  • the usual style of dedications
  • * I. Disraeli
  • It is style alone by which posterity will judge of a great work.
  • * Sir J. Reynolds
  • The ornamental style also possesses its own peculiar merit.
  • flair; grace; fashionable skill
  • As a dancer, he has a lot of style .
  • (botany) The stalk that connects the stigma(s) to the ovary in a pistil of a flower.
  • A traditional or legal term preceding a reference to a person who holds a title or post.
  • A traditional or legal term used to address a person who holds a title or post.
  • the style of Majesty
  • * Burke
  • one style to a gracious benefactor, another to a proud, insulting foe
  • (nonstandard) A stylus.
  • (obsolete) A pen; an author's pen.
  • (Dryden)
  • A sharp-pointed tool used in engraving; a graver.
  • A kind of blunt-pointed surgical instrument.
  • A long, slender, bristle-like process.
  • the anal styles of insects
  • The pin, or gnomon, of a sundial, the shadow of which indicates the hour.
  • (computing) A visual or other modification to text or other elements of a document, such as bold or italic.
  • applying styles to text in a wordprocessor
    Cascading Style Sheets

    Derived terms

    * stylish * stylist * hairstyle * style guide * style manual

    See also

    * substance


  • To create or give a style, fashion or image.
  • To call or give a name or title.
  • * 1811 , Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility , chapter 10
  • Marianne’s preserver, as Margaret, with more elegance than precision, stiled (SIC) Willoughby, called at the cottage early the next morning to make his personal inquiries.





    (wikipedia trend)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) . Akin to (etyl) trinde "ball", (etyl) tryndel "circle, ring". More at (l), (l).


    (en noun)
  • An inclination in a particular direction.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=September-October, author= Michael Sivak
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  • A tendency.
  • A fad or fashion style.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=June 26, author=Genevieve Koski, work=The Onion AV Club
  • , title= Music: Reviews: Justin Bieber: Believe , passage=But musical ancestry aside, the influence to which Bieber is most beholden is the current trends in pop music, which means Believe is loaded up with EDM accouterments, seeking a comfortable middle ground where Bieber’s impressively refined pop-R&B croon can rub up on techno blasts and garish dubstep drops (and occasionally grind on some AutoTune, not necessarily because it needs it, but because a certain amount of robo-voice is expected these days).}}
  • (label) A line drawn on a graph that approximates the trend of a number of disparate points.
  • (nautical) The lower end of the shank of an anchor, being the same distance on the shank from the throat that the arm measures from the throat to the bill.
  • (nautical) The angle made by the line of a vessel's keel and the direction of the anchor cable, when she is swinging at anchor.
  • Verb

  • To have a particular direction; to run; to stretch; to tend
  • The shore of the sea trends to the southwest.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=May 31 , author=Tasha Robinson , title=Film: Review: Snow White And The Huntsman citation , page= , passage=Huntsman starts out with a vision of Theron that’s specific, unique, and weighted in character, but it trends throughout toward generic fantasy tropes and black-and-white morality, and climaxes in a thoroughly familiar face-off. }}
  • To cause to turn; to bend.
  • * W. Browne
  • Not far beneath i' the valley as she trends / Her silver stream.
  • (Internet, intransitive, informal) To be the subject of a trend; to be currently popular, relevant or interesting.
  • What topics have been trending on social networks this week?
    Derived terms
    * betrend * trendy

    Etymology 2

    Compare (etyl) .


  • (UK, dialect, dated) clean wool
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To cleanse, as wool.
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