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Definitions for wandering
ˈwɒn dər ɪŋwan·der·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wandering, roving, vagabondageadjective

    travelling about without any clear destination

    "she followed him in his wanderings and looked after him"

  2. mobile, nomadic, peregrine, roving, wanderingadjective


    "a restless mobile society"; "the nomadic habits of the Bedouins"; "believed the profession of a peregrine typist would have a happy future"; "wandering tribes"

  3. meandering(a), rambling, wandering(a), windingadjective

    of a path e.g.

    "meandering streams"; "rambling forest paths"; "the river followed its wandering course"; "a winding country road"

  4. erratic, planetary, wanderingadjective

    having no fixed course

    "an erratic comet"; "his life followed a wandering course"; "a planetary vagabond"


  1. wanderingnoun

    Travelling with no preset route; roaming.

  2. wanderingnoun

    Irregular turning of the eyes.

  3. wanderingnoun

    Aimless thought.

  4. wanderingnoun

    Straying from a desired path.

  5. wanderingnoun

    Disordered speech or delirium.

  6. wanderingadjective

    That which wanders.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Wanderingnoun

    Etymology: from wander.

    He asks the god, what new appointed home
    Should end his wand’rings, and his toils relieve? Addison.

    If any man’s eagerness of glory has made him oversee the way to it, let him now recover his wanderings. Decay of Piety.

    A proper remedy for this wandering of thoughts, would do great service to the studious. John Locke.


  1. wandering

    Wandering refers to moving about without a definite destination or purpose, often associated with aimless or random movement. It can also imply moving or deviating away from a standard or intended course. Wandering can also be used metaphorically, referring to one's thoughts or attention shifting aimlessly or unpredictably.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wandering

    of Wander

  2. Wandering

    a. & n. from Wander, v


  1. Wandering

    Wandering is a town located in the wheatbelt region of Western Australia, approximately 120 kilometres from the state capital, Perth, just off the Albany Highway. It is the main town in the Shire of Wandering. At the 2006 census, Wandering had a population of 355.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wandering in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wandering in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of wandering in a Sentence

  1. Walter Scott:

    Breathes there the man, with soul so dead,Who never to himself hath said,This is my own, my native land!Whose heart hath neer within him burnd,As home his footsteps he hath turnd,From wandering on a foreign strand!

  2. Charles Raison:

    There is something about these disorders where people wander, and wandering is bad news. you don't want to be punitive because usually if you can get them back in treatment, they start doing so much better that they are not going to go running away again.

  3. Alexis karpouzos:

    Treasures come in so many ways: The sun that lights the cloudy days, a rose that blooms within an hour. a baby that staring with a wandering gaze, a dolphin’s dance on ocean waves, a sky full of snowflakes of rarest form, a beautiful white and peaceful dove.

  4. Casey Lam:

    Whatever it is, the object is the first dark stellar remnant discovered wandering through Milky Way galaxy, unaccompanied by another star.

  5. Mark Cohen:

    The retailers who were wandering around aimlessly pre-pandemic are going to be substantially less likely to muddle through than they were before.

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