Definition of ramble in English:
1Walk for pleasure, typically without a definite route.
- Surely we should be able to walk our dogs or simply ramble along in safety and in peace to enjoy the views and healthy exercise?
- A man with a great fondness for the outdoor life, he loved to ramble in the countryside and experience the peace and quiet of the land.
- All your outdoor pursuits are catered for - whether you're rambling in the Republic or sauntering in the Six Counties.
1.1(Of a plant) put out long shoots and grow over walls or other plants.
- Patterns of olive leaves, golden scallop shells, and intricate pastel designs ramble over the walls.
- Climbing types reach 6 feet tall and can gracefully twine up fences and arbors, or ramble over the ground.
- Their lily-pad leaves and bright orange, yellow, or red flowers ramble over picket fences and along the ground.
2Talk or write at length in a confused or inconsequential way: he rambled on about his acting career
More example sentences
- He rambled on rather inconsequentially for some time.
- Yesterday I rambled on at far too great a length about elections.
- Prodded to explain, she rambled on about balloons.
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A walk taken for pleasure, especially in the countryside.
- Based at 18 excellent country houses, they have a wide choice of walks from gentle rambles to adventure treks.
- This year, as well as the regular walks, it is also planned to introduce a countryside ramble which is aimed at anyone interested in a leisurely Sunday afternoon walk with a focus on the local environment.
- Other walks will also include rural rambles, a walk around the town centre, short strolls, hard moorland walks and family walks.