Definitions for: Ramble


[n] a leisurely walk (usually in some public place)
[v] 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"
[v] continue talking or writing in a desultory manner; "This novel rambles on and jogs"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ram"ble, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rambled; p. pr. & vb. n.
Rambling.] [For rammle, fr. Prov. E. rame to roam. Cf.
Roam.]
1. To walk, ride, or sail, from place to place, without any
determinate object in view; to roam carelessly or
irregularly; to rove; to wander; as, to ramble about the
city; to ramble over the world.

He that is at liberty to ramble in perfect darkness,
what is his liberty better than if driven up and
down as a bubble by the wind? --Locke.

2. To talk or write in a discursive, aimless way.

3. To extend or grow at random. --Thomson.

Syn: To rove; roam; wander; range; stroll.


Ram"ble, n.
1. A going or moving from place to place without any
determinate business or object; an excursion or stroll
merely for recreation.

Coming home, after a short Christians ramble.
--Swift.

2. [Cf. Rammel.] (Coal Mining) A bed of shale over the
seam. --Raymond.

Synonyms: amble, cast, drift, jog, perambulation, promenade, ramble on, range, roam, rove, saunter, stray, stroll, swan, tramp, vagabond, wander

See Also: carry on, continue, gad, gallivant, go, go on, jazz around, locomote, maunder, move, proceed, travel, walk, walkabout

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