roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabondverb
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, wanderverb
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, wanderverb
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, wanderverb
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"
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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
won′dėr, v.i. to ramble with no definite object: (lit. or fig.) to go astray: to leave home; to depart from the subject: to be delirious: (coll.) to lose one's way.—v.t. to traverse: (coll.) to lead astray.—n. Wan′derer.—adj. Wan′dering.—adv. Wan′deringly, in a wandering, uncertain, or unsteady manner.—Wandering Jew, a legendary Jew in the folklore of north-western Europe who cannot die but must wander till the Day of Judgment, for an insult offered to Christ on the way to the Crucifixion—various names given him are Cartaphilus, Isaac Laquedom, and Buttadeus. [A.S. wandrian; Ger. wandern; allied to wend, and to wind, to turn round.]
Wander is a beautiful way to share and experience the world.Founded by Jeremy Fisher, previously founder of Dinevore, and Keenan Cummings.Wander is a TechStars NYC Summer 2012 company.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'wander' in Verbs Frequency: #630
The numerical value of wander in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of wander in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
When a child's mind begins to wander because of something you (the teacher) have said, wander with it. When it begins to wander because of nothing you said, kick yourself in the posterior and say something worth wandering about!
My plan — and I’m not sure that I’ll see it through — but my plan is to be here for the 50th … and then by that point, I really deserve to wander off.
Why dost thou gaze upon the sky O that I were yon spangled sphere Then every star should be an eye, To wander o'er thy beauties here.
Practicing spirituality means accepting to be governed by an absolute power, a law or a master, your mind cannot wander elsewhere.
I had a window seat and was allowing my mind to wander with the rhythm of the train. Suddenly, a switch flipped inside my head and I realized that even though I'd spent the last two years in Japan, I was seeing -- really seeing -- the country for the first time.
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Translations for wander
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- vagarCatalan, Valencian
- herumziehen, wandeln, stromern, umherschweifen, zigeunern, umherstreifen, schlendern, umherstreichen, bummeln, abschweifenGerman
- τριγυρίζω, τριγυρνώ, τριγύρισμαGreek
- vagi, vagoEsperanto
- divagar, errar, vagar, peregrinar, aventurar, pajarear, pajaronear, deambular, engañarSpanish
- pettää, kierrellä, käydä vieraissa, harhailla, kaarrella, [[tehdä]] [[aviorikos]], vaeltaa, vaellella, tehdä huorin, harhautua, eksyä, kiertää, [[olla]] [[uskoton]], [[ajautua]] [[sivuun]]Finnish
- errer, vaguer, divaguerFrench
- barangol, kóborol, barangolás, letér, vándorlás, vándorol, elkalandozik, kószál, megcsal, félrelépHungarian
- bighellonare, vagare, svicolare, serpeggiare, passeggiare, tradire, divagare, vagabondaggio, errare, vagabondare, allontanarsi, girovagareItalian
- さ迷う, ぶらつく, うろつく, 迷う, 横道にそれるJapanese
- klajojimas, klajonė, klajotiLithuanian
- kaewa, ānau, kāewaewa, takiwhenua, tīpao, whakakaewa, taiāmikiMāori
- zwerven, rondtrekken, afdwalen, dolen, vreemdgaanDutch
- włóczyć się, spacerPolish
- vagueação, vagar, perambular, perambulaçãoPortuguese
- plimba, umblaRomanian
- слоняться, блуждать, шататься, странствие, шляться, бродитьRussian
- đi lang thangVietnamese
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