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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wend]
    • /wɛnd/
    • /wend/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wend]
    • /wɛnd/

Definitions of wended word

  • verb with object wended to pursue or direct (one's way). 1
  • verb without object wended to proceed or go. 1
  • noun wended Simple past tense and past participle of wend. 1

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Origin of wended

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English wenden, Old English wendan; cognate with Dutch, German wenden, Gothic wandjan, causative of -windan to wind2

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wended popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 71% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 68% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

wended usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for wended

verb wended

  • proceeded — to move or go forward or onward, especially after stopping.
  • went — Archaic. a simple past tense and past participle of wend.
  • traveled — used or designed for use while traveling: a travel alarm clock.
  • moved — to pass from one place or position to another.
  • journeyed — a traveling from one place to another, usually taking a rather long time; trip: a six-day journey across the desert.

Antonyms for wended

verb wended

  • remained — to continue in the same state; continue to be as specified: to remain at peace.
  • stayed — (of a ship) to change to the other tack.
  • stopped — to cease from, leave off, or discontinue: to stop running.
  • waited — to remain inactive or in a state of repose, as until something expected happens (often followed by for, till, or until): to wait for the bus to arrive.

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