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Wend is sometimes a misspelling of wanted or went.

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Definition of the verb wend

What does wend mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: wended / went (rare form) | wending | wends

  1. direct one's course or way
    • example: wend your way through the crowds
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic words: go / locomote / move / travel = change location

Alternative definition of the verb wend


  1. [transitive or intransitive] To go or proceed along some course or way.
  2. to direct (oneself), pursue one's way


Who is Wend?

Wend a.k.a. Wendy York is an actress.


  1. WEND – branded 106.5 The End – is a commercial alternative rock radio station licensed to Salisbury, North Carolina, serving primarily the Charlotte metropolitan area, as well as parts of the Piedmont Triad. Owned by iHeartMedia, Inc., WEND is the local affiliate for Skratch 'N Sniff and the home of radio personality Jack Daniel. The WEND studios are located in Charlotte, while the station transmitter resides in China Grove. Besides a standard analog transmission, WEND broadcasts over two HD Radio channels, and is available online via iHeartRadio.
  2. Wend is a family name.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Wend

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Google previewA Student's Pastime (1896)

Being a Select Series of Articles Reprinted from "Notes and Queries," by Walter William Skeat

Now, ic wend is a pure misprint for ic wende, as any grammar will show ; or perhaps it is simpler to state that ic wende occurs in Elene, 348 ; Solomon and Saturn, 19; see Grein. Hence, in form, the present and past tenses were exactly alike in ...

Google previewThe Bugaboo Review (2011)

A Lighthearted Guide to Exterminating Confusion about Words, Spelling, and Grammar by Sue Sommer

wend/wind To wend is a verb meaning "to go, proceed, or pursue." The verb to wind (pronounced "wyned") means "to change direction or course indirectly or circuitously," or "to coil or twist around something"; it also means "to impart power to ...

Google previewHigh Anxieties (2002)

Cultural Studies in Addiction by Janet Farrell Brodie, Marc Redfield

A dope Wend is a man in total need of dope. Beyond ...

Google previewBye-gones (1894)

Relating to Wales and the Border Counties

The Wrekin Wend is an Ancient Tale of the Cobbler, the Devil, and the Mayor.

Google previewApple Macintosh Encyclopedia (2012)

by Gary Phillips

WEND Microsoft BASIC statements which execute a series of statements in a loop as long as a given condition is true. The format is: ‹expression› is any numeric expression. When ‹expression› is true (not zero), ‹loop statements› are executed ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1831)

Abridged from the American Dictionary for the Use of Primary Schools and the Counting House by Noah Webster

Wend, v. t. to sell, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Pleading and Practice (1900)

Under the Codes and Practice Acts, at Common Law, in Equity and in Criminal Cases

Gandall, 9 Wend. (N. Y.) 149; Waring v. Slingluff, 63 Md. 53. Defect Not Waived. — It has been held that where an avowry was ...

Google previewThe Standard-phonographic Dictionary (1862)

by Andrew Jackson Graham

Wend. Wind, r, wind, Wend. {Pt and ppf Wound, wound, Wend.) ...

Google previewConcise English Dictionary (2007)

by Wordsworth Editions, Limited

wend one's way to make one's way, follow the road, esp. in a leisurely fashion. [ O.E. wemfan.acommonGmc. verb.] Wend wend, n. one of a branch of the Slavs which once occupied the north and east of Germany: one of the Slavic population ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc. : Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

To WEND. v. n. [wendan, Saxon.) 1. To go; to pass to or from. This word is now obsolete, but its preterite went is still in use.— Back to Athens shall the lovers wend, With league whose date till death shall never end. Shak. -They went on, and ...

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Scrabble value of W4E1N1D2

The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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