from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To proceed on or along; go: wend one's way home.
  • intransitive v. To go one's way; proceed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To turn; change.
  • v. To direct (one's way or course); pursue one's way; proceed upon some course or way.
  • v. To turn; make a turn; go round; veer.
  • v. To pass away; disappear; depart; vanish.
  • n. A large extent of ground; a perambulation; a circuit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • p. p. of wene.
  • n. A large extent of ground; a perambulation; a circuit.
  • intransitive v. To go; to pass; to betake one's self.
  • intransitive v. To turn round.
  • transitive v. To direct; to betake; -- used chiefly in the phrase to wend one's way. Also used reflexively.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • l. To turn; change.
  • To direct (one's way or course); proceed upon.
  • l. To turn; make a turn; go round; veer.
  • To take one's way or course; proceed; go.
  • To pass away; disappear; depart; vanish.
  • n. A name applied in early times by the Germans to their Slavic neighbors.
  • n. A member of a branch of the Slavic race dwelling in Lusatia: same as Sorb.
  • n. Obsolete preterits of ween.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. direct one's course or way


Middle English wenden, from Old English wendan.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English wenden, from Old English wendan ("to turn, direct, wend one’s way, go, return, change, alter, vary, restore, happen, convert, translate"), from Proto-Germanic *wandijanan (“to turn”), causative of Proto-Germanic *windanan (“to wind”), from Proto-Indo-European *wendʰ- (“to turn, wind, braid”). Cognate with Dutch wenden ("to turn"), German wenden ("to turn, reverse"), Danish vende ("to turn"), Swedish vända ("to turn, turn over, veer, direct"), Icelandic venda ("to wend, turn, change"), Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌽𐌳𐌾𐌰𐌽 (wandjan, "to cause to turn"). Related to wind. (Wiktionary)


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