Definition of Wander in English :

Define Wander in English

Wander meaning in English

Meaning of Wander in English

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Wander pronunciation in English

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1. cast, drift, ramble, range, roam, roll, rove, stray, swan, tramp, vagabond, wander

move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment

Example Sentences:
'The gypsies roamed the woods'
'roving vagabonds'
'the wandering Jew'
'The cattle roam across the prairie'
'the laborers drift from one town to the next'
'They rolled from town to town'

2. betray, cheat, cheat on, cuckold, wander

be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage

Example Sentences:
'She cheats on her husband'
'Might her husband be wandering?'

3. wander

go via an indirect route or at no set pace

Example Sentences:
'After dinner, we wandered into town'

4. meander, thread, wander, weave, wind

to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course

Example Sentences:
'the river winds through the hills'
'the path meanders through the vineyards'
'sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body'

5. digress, divagate, stray, wander

lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking

Example Sentences:
'She always digresses when telling a story'
'her mind wanders'
'Don't digress when you give a lecture'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of wander
verb (mainly intr)
1. (also tr)
to move or travel about, in, or through (a place) without any definite purpose or destination
to proceed in an irregular course; meander
to go astray, as from a path or course
(of the mind, thoughts, etc) to lose concentration or direction
to think or speak incoherently or illogically
the act or an instance of wandering

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verb intransitive
to move or go about aimlessly, without plan or fixed destination; ramble; roam
to go to a destination in a casual way or by an indirect route; idle; stroll
to turn aside or astray (from a path, course, etc.); lose one's way
to stray from home, friends, familiar places, etc.
often with off
to go astray in mind or purpose
; specif.,
to drift away from a subject, as in discussion; stray or roam in thought
to turn away from accepted belief or morals
to be disjointed, disordered, incoherent, etc.
to pass or extend in an irregular course; meander, as a river
to move idly from one object to another
said of the eyes, a glance, the hands, etc.
verb transitive
to roam through, in, or over without plan or destination
to wander the world

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of wander
v. wan·dered, wan·der·ing, wan·ders
1. To move about without a definite destination or purpose.
2. To go by an indirect route or at no set pace; amble: We wandered toward town.
3. To proceed in an irregular course; meander: The path wanders through the park.
4. To behave in a manner that does not conform to morality or norms: wander from the path of righteousness.
5. To turn the attention from one subject to another with little clarity or coherence of thought: I had a point to make, but my mind started wandering.
6. To be directed without an object or in various directions: His eyes wandered to the balcony.
1. To wander across or through: wander the forests and fields.
2. To be directed around or over: Her gaze wandered the docks.
The act or an instance of wandering.

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