trend
noun.
a general direction in which something tends to move
the shoreward tendency of the current|the trend of the stock market
Synonym: tendency
noun.
general line of orientation
the river takes a southern course|the northeastern trend of the coast
Synonym: course
noun.
a general tendency to change (as of opinion)
not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book|a broad movement of the electorate to the right
Synonym: drift, movement
noun.
the popular taste at a given time
leather is the latest vogue|he followed current trends|the 1920s had a style of their own
Synonym: style, vogue
verb.
turn sharply; change direction abruptly
The car cut to the left at the intersection|The motorbike veered to the right
Synonym: swerve, slue, slew, sheer, cut, curve, veer