wend

[wend]
verb (used with object), wended or (Archaic) went; wending.
1.
to pursue or direct (one's way).
verb (used without object), wended or (Archaic) went; wending.
2.
to proceed or go.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English wenden, Old English wendan; cognate with Dutch, German wenden, Gothic wandjan, causative of -windan to wind2

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Wend

[wend]
noun
a member of a Slavic people of E Germany; Sorb.

Origin:
1780–90; < German Wende, Old High German Winida; cognate with Old English Winedas (plural)

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wend (wɛnd)
 
vb
to direct (one's course or way); travel: wend one's way home
 
[Old English wendan; related to Old High German wenten, Gothic wandjan; see wind²]

Wend (wɛnd)
 
n
See also Lusatia (esp in medieval European history) a Sorb; a member of the Slavonic people who inhabited the area between the Rivers Saale and Oder in the early Middle Ages and were conquered by Germanic invaders by the 12th century

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wend
"to proceed on," O.E. wendan "to turn, go," from P.Gmc. *wandijanan (cf. O.S. wendian, O.N. venda, O.Fris. wenda, Du. wenden, Ger. wenden, Goth. wandjan "to turn"), causative of O.E. windan "to turn, twist" (see wind (v.)), from base *wand-, *wend- "turn." Surviving only in
to wend one's way, and in hijacked past tense form went.

Wend
member of a Slavic people of eastern Germany, 1614 (implied in Wendish), from Ger. Wende, from O.H.G. Winida, related to O.E. Winedas "Wends," ult. from Celt. *vindo- "white."
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Example sentences
Stroll along the boardwalk, wend your way through the curling pathways, and
  behold the best view of the city.
As you wend your way through cacti and random boulders in the outback, watch
  for iguanas and skittish cottontails.
Walk along stone walkways that wend through the property to get to your room.
It's road trip season, time to simmer in traffic as you wend your way to the
  nearest beach with your family or friends.
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