Definitions for wanderˈwɒn dər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to ramble without a definite purpose or objective; roam.
to go aimlessly or indirectly; meander:
The river wanders among the rocks.
to extend in an irregular course or direction:
Foothills wandered off to the south.
to move, pass, or turn idly, as the hand or the eyes.
(of the mind, thoughts, desires, etc.) to take one direction or another without conscious control.
to stray from a path, place, companions, etc.:
The ship wandered from its course.
to deviate in conduct, belief, etc.; err; go astray.
(v.t.)to travel about, on, or through:
He wandered the streets.
Origin of wander:
bef. 900; ME wandren, OE wandrian
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"
cheat on, cheat, cuckold, betray, wander(verb)
be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage
"She cheats on her husband"; "Might her husband be wandering?"
go via an indirect route or at no set pace
"After dinner, we wandered into town"
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"
digress, stray, divagate, wander(verb)
lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking
"She always digresses when telling a story"; "her mind wanders"; "Don't digress when you give a lecture"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to travel without purpose
The boy wandered into a nearby restaurant.; a homeless man wandering the streets
(of your mind) to not pay attention or think logically
As she got older her mind wandered more and more.
(of your eyes) to look at different things when you are not paying attention
His gaze wandered from the clock to the window.
The act or instance of wandering.
To go for a wander
To move without purpose; often in search of livelihood.
To commit adultery.
To go somewhere indirectly or at varying speeds; to move in a curved path.
Of the mind, to lose focus or clarity of argument or attention.
to ramble here and there without any certain course or with no definite object in view; to range about; to stroll; to rove; as, to wander over the fields
to go away; to depart; to stray off; to deviate; to go astray; as, a writer wanders from his subject
to be delirious; not to be under the guidance of reason; to rave; as, the mind wanders
to travel over without a certain course; to traverse; to stroll through
Translations for wander
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to go, move, walk etc (about, in or on) from place to place with no definite destination in mind
I'd like to spend a holiday wandering through France; The mother wandered the streets looking for her child.
- скитам сеBulgarian
- percorrerPortuguese (BR)
- toulat se; blouditCzech
- vandre omkringDanish
- περιπλανιέμαι, τριγυρίζωGreek
- recorrer; vagar, errar; pasearse sin propósitoSpanish
- rändama, hulkumaEstonian
- سرگردان بودنFarsi
- errer (dans)French
- ráfa, flækjastIcelandic
- vagare, errareItalian
- (정처 없이) 걸어다니다Korean
- klajoti/keliauti poLithuanian
- klejot; klīst; ceļotLatvian
- mengembara, merantauMalay
- vandre, streife omkringNorwegian
- włóczyć się (po)Polish
- a rătăci, a cutreiera, a hoinăriRomanian
- túlať sa; blúdiťSlovak
- potikati seSlovenian
- vandra (irra, ströva) omkringSwedish
- dolaşmak, dolanıp durmakTurkish
- 漫遊，閒逛，無目的地走，流浪Chinese (Trad.)
- блукати; мандруватиUkrainian
- ادھر اُدھر پھرناUrdu
- đi lang thangVietnamese
- 漫遊，徘徊，溜达，游荡Chinese (Simp.)
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