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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wan•derˈwɒn dər(v.i.)

  1. to ramble without a definite purpose or objective; roam.

  2. to go aimlessly or indirectly; meander:

    The river wanders among the rocks.

  3. to extend in an irregular course or direction:

    Foothills wandered off to the south.

  4. to move, pass, or turn idly, as the hand or the eyes.

  5. (of the mind, thoughts, desires, etc.) to take one direction or another without conscious control.

  6. to stray from a path, place, companions, etc.:

    The ship wandered from its course.

  7. to deviate in conduct, belief, etc.; err; go astray.

  8. (v.t.)to travel about, on, or through:

    He wandered the streets.

Origin of wander:

bef. 900; ME wandren, OE wandrian


Princeton's WordNet

  1. wanderer, roamer, rover, bird of passage(noun)

    someone who leads a wandering unsettled life

  2. spider, wanderer(noun)

    a computer program that prowls the internet looking for publicly accessible resources that can be added to a database; the database can then be searched with a search engine


  1. Wanderer(Noun)

    someone connected with any number of soccer clubs known as the Wanderers.

  2. wanderer(Noun)

    One who wanders, who travels aimlessly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wanderer(noun)

    one who wanders; a rambler; one who roves; hence, one who deviates from duty


  1. Wanderer

    Wanderer was a German manufacturer of bicycles, motorcycles, automobiles, vans and other machinery. Established as Winklhofer & Jaenicke in 1896 by Johann Baptist Winklhofer und Richard Adolf Jaenicke, the company used the Wanderer brand name from 1911, making civilian automobiles until 1941 and military vehicles until 1945.

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