- 1 [with adverbial of direction] Walk or move in a leisurely or aimless way: I wandered through the narrow streetsMore example sentences
stroll, amble, saunter, walk, dawdle, potter, ramble, maunder, meander; roam, rove, range, knock about/around, drift, coast, gallivant, gad about, prowl, mill about/around/round; trek, trudge, stretch one's legs; Scottish & Irish stravaig• rare peregrinate
- Serious traffic accidents were narrowly avoided as numerous motorists were forced to swerve to avoid the animals that were wandering along the main road at Fossa.
- We turned a corner of the road and wandered down another street much the same as the others.
- He wandered on down the road, tears streaming down his cheeks, the questions whirling in his brain.
- 1.1 [with object] Travel aimlessly through or over (an area): he found her wandering the streetsMore example sentences
travelling, rambling, roaming, roving, journeying, drifting, itinerant, floating, wayfaring, voyaging, touring; peripatetic, unsettled, rootless, restless, on the move, on the go, on the wing; nomadic, gypsy, Romany; vagabond, vagrant, migrant, migratory, migrating, transient, homeless, displaced• archaic errant
- While wandering the area you can explore the Tipi maze, petting zoo, live music, and pumpkin patch.
- He wandered the seedy areas with his eyes wide open and his camera at the ready.
- When he's not here, I often see him just wandering the area.
- 2Move slowly away from a fixed point or place: please don’t wander off again • figurative his attention had wanderedMore example sentences
- The company ate their food and began to slowly in little groups wander off outside the cave.
- As we lay down in our sleeping bags, we slowly let our minds wander off and let our thoughts seek peace.
- His attention's always seeking to wander off: it's only in a crisis that he feels he is where he wants to be.
- 3Be unfaithful to one’s regular sexual partner: he had married her and he was not going to be allowed to wanderMore example sentences
- Before contraception, many people did not feel they could wander from relationship to relationship and so they worked on the one they had, they made an effort.
- They expect the spark to be everlasting, they expect eyes to never wander, etc.
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- An act or instance of wandering: she’d go on wanders like that in her nightgownMore example sentences
- We got off at the south end of the loop and had a wander around breathing the place in, before heading for the art institute.
- So before I go have a wander over for a visit, here are some linky dinks.
- Then, when I get back I'll be house sitting up in Paekakariki - so drop me an email if you want to come and visit for lunch and a wander on the beach.