Definitions of wander

  1. be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage; " She cheats on her husband"; " Might her husband be wandering?"
  2. lose clarity or turn aside esp. from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking; " She always digresses when telling a story"; " her mind wanders"; " Don't digress when you give a lecture"
  3. to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course; " the river winds through the hills"; " the path meanders through the vineyards"; " sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body"
  4. go via an indirect route or at no set pace; " After dinner, we wandered into town"
  5. lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking; " She always digresses when telling a story"; " her mind wanders"; " Don't digress when you give a lecture"
  6. move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; " The gypsies roamed the woods"; " roving vagabonds"; " the wandering Jew"; " The cattle roam across the prairie"; " the laborers drift from one town to the next".
  7. To ramble here and there without any certain course or with no definite object in view; to range about; to stroll; to rove; as, to wander over the fields.
  8. To go away; to depart; to stray off; to deviate; to go astray; as, a writer wanders from his subject.
  9. To be delirious; not to be under the guidance of reason; to rave; as, the mind wanders.
  10. To travel over without a certain course; to traverse; to stroll through.
  11. To rove; to ramble; stroll; stray; be delirious or out of one's mind; digress or turn aside, as from a subject.
  12. Wanderer.
  13. To ramble with no definite object: to go astray ( lit. or fig.): to leave home: to depart from the subject: to be delirious.
  14. To ramble about; stray; be delirious.
  15. To roam hither and thither; ramble; stray.
  16. To ramble mentally; stray from a subject; also, to be delirious.
  17. To travel over without a certain course.
  18. To ramble here and there without any certain course or object in view; to leave home; to depart; to migrate; to depart from the line of discussion; to depart from duty or rectitude; to be delirious; to be not under the guidance of reason.
  19. To move about without a settled course; to ramble; to travel here and there; to go astray; to depart from the subject under discussion; to be delirious.

Usage examples for wander

  1. But wander in derknes clerenes they haue none. – The Ship of Fools, Volume 1 by Sebastian Brandt
  2. Perhaps you would like to know how he happened to wander away from his clan. – The Later Cave-Men by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  3. It was quite on the cards I might wander back into Princetown under the happy impression that I was going in exactly the opposite direction. – A Rogue by Compulsion by Victor Bridges
  4. What she wanted was to get away from seeing anybody; she did not wish to see her mother, or Preston, or Captain Drummond, or Ransom; and she meant even if possible to wander off and not be at home for dinner. – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  5. You must not let it wander – Daisy by Elizabeth Wetherell
  6. Rosy Posy didn't count in this game, so she was allowed to wander in and out of either house. – Marjorie's Busy Days by Carolyn Wells
  7. No, she was quite sure that she could wander about Vienna the whole day long without ever meeting him. – Bertha Garlan by Arthur Schnitzler
  8. " Oh," he said, " a man not burdened with money is now and then forced to wander – The Greater Power by Harold Bindloss W. Herbert Dunton
  9. People began to wander away from their old homes. – The Later Cave-Men by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  10. At the finish he said he'd leave her to wander about until she died. – The Sweep Winner by Nat Gould
  11. My eyes at this moment chanced to wander to the bull. – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  12. But for the rest, I wander from the course. – Specimens of Greek Tragedy Aeschylus and Sophocles by Goldwin Smith
  13. It will never do at any rate for a betrothed couple to wander about the country by themselves. – Invisible Links by Selma Lagerlof
  14. I am going to wander everywhere until my hair turns grey.... – Contemporary Russian Novelists by Serge Persky
  15. In August and September you can wander about in your oldest clothes and nobody will mind. – If I May by A. A. Milne
  16. If she had thought to mention it to Mrs. Clark, she would surely have gained permission to wander over this floor of her mother's former home. – The Red Cross Girls with Pershing to Victory by Margaret Vandercook
  17. The Saxon was charged to bring with him on his return a considerable supply of provisions, for it would have been dangerous to wander in the woods in pursuit of game. – The Dragon and the Raven or, The Days of King Alfred by G. A. Henty
  18. She was beginning to wander – Donal Grant by George MacDonald
  19. It is then so easy to wander from the route, that travellers are often in danger of losing themselves in the steppes, and dying of cold. – Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c. by Xavier Hommaire de Hell
  20. In these days she did wander about the house, as though there were something always to be done in some place apart from that in which she then was. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope