Wend Wend, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Wended}, Obs. {Went}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wending}.] [AS. wendan to turn, to go, caus. of windan to wind; akin to OS. wendian, OFries. wenda, D. wenden to turn, G. wenden, Icel. venda, Sw. v["a]nda, Dan. vende, Goth. wandjan. See {Wind} to turn, and cf. {Went}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To go; to pass; to betake one's self. ``To Canterbury they wend.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

To Athens shall the lovers wend. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To turn round. [Obs.] --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster]

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  • Went — is a surname and may refer to: * Frits Went (1863 1935), Dutch botanist * Frits Warmolt Went (1903 1990), Dutch biologist * Johanna Went, US Performance Artist * John Stewart Went (1944 ), Anglican Bishop of Tewkesbury * Joseph J. Went (1930 ),… …   Wikipedia

  • went — (wĕnt) v. ▸ Past tense of GO(Cf. ↑go)1. ╂ [Middle English, from Old English wende, past tense and past participle of wendan, to go.] Word History: Why do we say went and not goed? Go has always had an unusual past tense, formed from a completely… …   Word Histories

  • Went — Went, n. Course; way; path; journey; direction. [Obs.] At a turning of a wente. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] But here my weary team, nigh overspent, Shall breathe itself awhile after so long a went. Spenser. [1913 Webster] He knew the diverse went of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Went — Went, imp. & p. p. of {Wend}; now obsolete except as the imperfect of go, with which it has no etymological connection. See {Go}. [1913 Webster] To the church both be they went. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • went — [went] [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: From the old past tense of wend] the past tense of ↑go …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • went — past tense of GO (Cf. go); originally past tense and pp. of WEND (Cf. wend). The original past tense forms of wend were wende, wended, but variants wente, went developed from c.1200 and began to replace older past tenses of go. By c.1500 they… …   Etymology dictionary

  • went — [went] vi., vt. [old pt. of WEND, used to replace missing form of GO1] pt. of GO1 …   English World dictionary

  • went — /went/, v. 1. pt. of go. 2. Nonstandard. a pp. of go1. 3. Archaic. a pt. and pp. of wend. * * * …   Universalium

  • went — the past tense of go1 …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Went — Go Go, v. i. [imp. {Went} (w[e^]nt); p. p. {Gone} (g[o^]n; 115); p. pr. & vb. n. {Going}. Went comes from the AS, wendan. See {Wend}, v. i.] [OE. gan, gon, AS. g[=a]n, akin to D. gaan, G. gehn, gehen, OHG. g[=e]n, g[=a]n, SW. g[*a], Dan. gaae; cf …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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