Definition of rambling in English:

rambling

Line breaks: ram|bling
Pronunciation: /ˈramblɪŋ
 
/

adjective

  • 2(Of a plant) putting out long shoots and growing over walls or other plants: rambling roses
    More example sentences
    • Deter intruders and enchant your neighbours with rambling roses on walls or fences.
    • Prune rambling roses by cutting down to ground level growths that have flowered this year.
    • In the distance you can see a number of rambling, overgrown hawthorns with a tree growing through them.
    Synonyms
  • 2.1(Of a building or path) spreading or winding irregularly in various directions: a big old rambling house
    More example sentences
    • After the war the rambling building was turned into an hotel by the Ferruccio family.
    • Over the course of his life he built this great series of vast rambling palaces, one after the other.
    • The previous campus home for the arts program was a series of rambling barns.
    Synonyms

noun

[mass noun] Back to top  
  • The activity of walking in the countryside for pleasure: [as modifier]: a rambling club
    More example sentences
    • After much leisurely rambling, we made tracks for Provincetown, a charming seaside town.
    • Lose a spouse and find another, lose a job and retrain for another, give up mountaineering and take up rambling.
    • If rambling in the countryside and breathing fresh air works better, then get your boots on…

Derivatives

ramblingly

adverb
More example sentences
  • Also, they tend to relate a clear and definite series of events rather than a ramblingly incoherent jumble.
  • Many of her speeches could sound ramblingly incoherent.

More definitions of rambling

Definition of rambling in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmeɪlstrəm
noun
a powerful whirlpool in the sea