Definitions for meandermiˈæn dər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

me•an•dermiˈæn dər(v.i.)

  1. to proceed by a winding or indirect course.

  2. to wander aimlessly; ramble.

  3. (n.)a winding path or course.

Origin of meander:

1570–80; < L maeander < Gk maíandros a winding, generic use of Maíandros the Menderes River

Me•an•dermiˈæn dər(n.)

  1. Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: ancient name of the Menderes (def. 1). 2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. meander(noun)

    a bend or curve, as in a stream or river

  2. ramble, meander(verb)

    an aimless amble on a winding course

  3. weave, wind, thread, meander, wander(verb)

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

    "the river winds through the hills"; "the path meanders through the vineyards"; "sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body"

Wiktionary

  1. meander(Noun)

    A winding, crooked, or involved course; as, the meanders of an old river.

  2. meander(Noun)

    A tortuous or intricate movement.

  3. meander(Noun)

    Fretwork.

  4. meander(Verb)

    To wind, turn, or twist; to make flexuous; to wander

    The stream meandered through the valley.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Meander(noun)

    a winding, crooked, or involved course; as, the meanders of the veins and arteries

  2. Meander(noun)

    a tortuous or intricate movement

  3. Meander(noun)

    fretwork. See Fret

  4. Meander(verb)

    to wind, turn, or twist; to make flexuous

  5. Meander(verb)

    to wind or turn in a course or passage; to be intricate

Freebase

  1. Meander

    A meander, in general, is a bend in a sinuous watercourse or river. A meander is formed when the moving water in a stream erodes the outer banks and widens its valley and the inner part of the river has less energy and deposits what it is carrying. A stream of any volume may assume a meandering course, alternately eroding sediments from the outside of a bend and depositing them on the inside. The result is a snaking pattern as the stream meanders back and forth across its down-valley axis. When a meander gets cut off from the main stream, an oxbow lake is formed. Over time meanders migrate downstream, sometimes in such a short time as to create civil engineering problems for local municipalities attempting to maintain stable roads and bridges. There is not yet full consistency or standardization of scientific terminology used to describe watercourses. A variety of symbols and schemes exist. Parameters based on mathematical formulae or numerical data vary as well, depending on the database used by the theorist. Unless otherwise defined in a specific scheme "meandering" and "sinuosity" here are synonymous and mean any repetitious pattern of bends, or waveforms. In some schemes, "meandering" applies only to rivers with exaggerated circular loops or secondary meanders; that is, meanders on meanders.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Meander

    . See Mæander.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

meander(verb)

(of a river) to flow slowly along with many bends and curves

The stream meandered through the meadows.

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