Wander - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈwɑːndər|  American pronunciation of the word wander
Brit.  |ˈwɒndə|  British pronunciation of the word wander

verb

- move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment(syn: cast, drift, ramble, range, roam, roll, rove, stray, swan, tramp, vagabond)

the wandering Jew

- be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage(syn: betray, cheat, cuckold)

Might her husband be wandering?

- go via an indirect route or at no set pace

After dinner, we wandered into town

- to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course(syn: meander, thread, weave, wind)

sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body

- lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking(syn: digress, divagate, stray)

her mind wanders

Examples

I was just wandering around the house.

They wandered down the street.

Students were wandering the halls.

He wandered away from the trail and got lost.

This man was found wandering about with no money or papers.

The guests were wandering in the garden.

Now the patient may wander or pass into a comatose state.

Her smile "wandered" the assistant, he promptly lost grip.

We went for a wander westward.

I'll wander around the mall for half an hour.

She wandered aimlessly about the house.

Ana wandered off to get a drink.

He was found wandering the streets of New York.

Don't let any of the kids wander off.

Mrs Snell's mind wandered and the voices went on and on.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: wander
he/she/it: wanders
present participle: wandering
past tense: wandered
past participle: wandered
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