Definitions of wander

  1. 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.
  2. To travel over without a certain course; to traverse; to stroll through.
  3. 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.
  4. To go away; to depart; to stray off; to deviate; to go astray; as, a writer wanders from his subject.
  5. To be delirious; not to be under the guidance of reason; to rave; as, the mind wanders.
  6. To rove; to ramble; stroll; stray; be delirious or out of one's mind; digress or turn aside, as from a subject.
  7. To ramble with no definite object: to go astray ( lit. or fig.): to leave home: to depart from the subject: to be delirious.
  8. To roam hither and thither; ramble; stray.
  9. To ramble mentally; stray from a subject; also, to be delirious.
  10. be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage; " She cheats on her husband"; " Might her husband be wandering?"
  11. 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"
  12. To travel over without a certain course.
  13. 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.
  14. 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".
  15. Wanderer.
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