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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wanderer, roamer, rover, bird of passagenoun

    someone who leads a wandering unsettled life

  2. spider, wanderernoun

    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. Wanderernoun

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

  2. wanderernoun

    One who wanders, who travels aimlessly.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Wanderernoun

    Rover; rambler.

    Etymology: from wander.

    Nor for my peace will I go far,
    As wanderers that still do roam;
    But make my strengths such as they are,
    Here in my bosom, and at home. Ben Jonson.

    He here to every thirsty wanderer,
    By sly enticement, gives his baneful cup. John Milton.

    The whole people is a race of such merchants as are wanderers by profession, and at the same time are in all places incapable of lands or offices. Spectator, №. 495.

    Taste, that eternal wanderer, which flies,
    From head to ears, and now from ears to eyes. Alexander Pope.


  1. Wanderer

    "The Wanderer is a song written by Ernie Maresca and originally recorded by Dion. The song, with a 12-bar blues-base verse and an eight-bar bridge, tells the story of a travelling man and his many loves. The song is ranked number 243 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.


  1. wanderer

    A wanderer is a person who travels or moves around aimlessly, without a specific destination, often for pleasure or exploration. This term can be used to refer to an adventurer, explorer, or nomad, someone who enjoys discovering new places and experiences. In a metaphorical sense, it can also refer to someone who changes ideas or activities frequently.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wanderernoun

    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.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Wanderer is ranked #85357 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Wanderer surname appeared 219 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Wanderer.

    95.8% or 210 total occurrences were White.
    2.2% or 5 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wanderer in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wanderer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of wanderer in a Sentence

  1. Tom Carter:

    I drift like a cloud, Across these venerable eastern lands, A journey of unfathomable distances, An endless scroll of experiences... Lady Zhejiang here we must part, For the next province awaits my embrace. Sad wanderer, once you conquer the East, Where do you go?

  2. Shimon Peres:

    He altered the image of the Jew from that of rabbi, merchant, wanderer, to that of scientist, farmer and soldier.

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