Definitions for rambleˈræm bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ram•bleˈræm bəl(v.; n.)-bled, -bling

  1. (v.i.)to wander around in a leisurely, aimless manner; stroll.

  2. to take a course with many turns or windings, as a stream or path.

  3. to grow or spread in a random, unsystematic fashion, as a vine.

  4. to talk or write in a discursive, aimless manner:

    The speaker rambled on endlessly.

  5. (v.t.)to walk aimlessly or idly over or through.

  6. (n.)a leisurely walk without a definite route, taken merely for pleasure.

Origin of ramble:

1610–20; orig. uncert.

ram′bling•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ramble, meander(verb)

    an aimless amble on a winding course

  2. ramble on, ramble, jog(verb)

    continue talking or writing in a desultory manner

    "This novel rambles on and jogs"

  3. roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond(verb)

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

    "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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. ramble(verb)ˈræm bəl

    to talk a lot in an unfocused and confused way

    Grandma rambled on about her childhood.; an incoherent ramble

Wiktionary

  1. ramble(Noun)

    A leisurely stroll; a recreational walk in the countryside.

  2. ramble(Noun)

    A rambling; an instance of someone talking at length without direction.

  3. ramble(Verb)

    To move about aimlessly, or on a winding course

  4. ramble(Verb)

    To walk for pleasure; to amble or saunter.

  5. ramble(Verb)

    To talk or write incessantly, unclearly, or incoherently, with many digressions.

    Francine has a tendency to ramble when it gets to be late in the evening.

  6. Origin: An altered form (with dissimilation of mm to mb) of dial. rammle, from *ramelen, frequentive of ; see roam.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ramble(verb)

    to walk, ride, or sail, from place to place, without any determinate object in view; to roam carelessly or irregularly; to rove; to wander; as, to ramble about the city; to ramble over the world

  2. Ramble(verb)

    to talk or write in a discursive, aimless way

  3. Ramble(verb)

    to extend or grow at random

  4. Ramble(noun)

    a going or moving from place to place without any determinate business or object; an excursion or stroll merely for recreation

  5. Ramble(noun)

    a bed of shale over the seam


Translations for ramble

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

ramble(verb)

to go for a long walk or walks, usually in the countryside, for pleasure.

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