Definitions for: Wander


[v] lose clarity or turn aside esp. 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"
[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] 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"
[v] go via an indirect route or at no set pace; "After dinner, we wandered into town"
[v] be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage; "She cheats on her husband"; "Might her husband be wandering?"



Webster (1913) Definition: Wan"der, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wandered; p. pr. & vb.
n. Wandering.] [OE. wandren, wandrien, AS. wandrian; akin
to G. wandern to wander; fr. AS. windan to turn. See Wind
to turn.]
1. 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.

They wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins.
--Heb. xi. 37.

He wandereth abroad for bread. --Job xv. 23.

2. To go away; to depart; to stray off; to deviate; to go
astray; as, a writer wanders from his subject.

When God caused me to wander from my father's house.
--Gen. xx. 13.

O, let me not wander from thy commandments. --Ps.
cxix. 10.

3. To be delirious; not to be under the guidance of reason;
to rave; as, the mind wanders.

Syn: To roam; rove; range; stroll; gad; stray; straggly; err;
swerve; deviate; depart.


Wan"der, v. t.
To travel over without a certain course; to traverse; to
stroll through. [R.] ``[Elijah] wandered this barren waste.''
--Milton.

Synonyms: betray, cast, cheat, cheat on, cuckold, digress, divagate, drift, meander, ramble, range, roam, rove, stray, stray, swan, thread, tramp, vagabond, weave, wind

See Also: continue, cozen, deceive, delude, fool around, gad, gallivant, go, go forward, jazz around, lead on, locomote, maunder, move, play around, proceed, snake, tell, travel, twotime

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