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wander

wan·der

wander

 
 
pronunciation:
wan dr
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: wandered, wandering, wanders
definition 1: to move about with no purpose, aim, or plan, or at no definite pace; roam.
We wandered in the park, engrossed in conversation.
synonyms:
ramble, range, roam, rove
similar words:
amble, bat around, divagate, drift, maunder, meander, mill, mope, mosey, peregrinate, stray, stroll, traipse, tramp
definition 2: to take a wrong turn or go astray.
Some boys wandered off from the group.As the speaker droned on, my attention wandered.
synonyms:
straggle, stray
similar words:
drift, drop back
definition 3: to extend in a rambling, irregular direction.
The path wanders through the forest.
synonyms:
meander, range, roam, stray
similar words:
ramble, straggle
definition 4: to think unclearly; be delirious.
The illness was making his mind wander.
synonyms:
stray
similar words:
drift, ramble, range, rave, roam, rove
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to travel across, through, or in, esp. in a seemingly aimless manner.
He wandered the continents.
synonyms:
ramble, roam, rove, traverse
similar words:
peregrinate, prowl, range
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derivation: wanderer (n.)