Trend vs Trendsetter - What's the difference?

trend | trendsetter |

As nouns the difference between trend and trendsetter

is that trend is an inclination in a particular direction or trend can be (uk|dialect|dated) clean wool while trendsetter is someone who starts a trend, or makes one more popular.

As a verb trend

is to have a particular direction; to run; to stretch; to tend or trend can be to cleanse, as wool.



(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.
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  • A tendency.
  • A fad or fashion style.
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  • (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.
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  • 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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    (en noun)
  • someone who starts a trend, or makes one more popular