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English Dictionary: ramble by the DICT Development Group
3 results for ramble
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
ramble
n
  1. an aimless amble on a winding course [syn: ramble, meander]
v
  1. continue talking or writing in a desultory manner; "This novel rambles on and jogs"
    Synonym(s): ramble on, ramble, jog
  2. 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"; "They rolled from town to town"
    Synonym(s): roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Ramble \Ram"ble\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Rambled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Rambling}.] [For rammle, fr. Prov. E. rame to roam. Cf.
      {Roam}.]
      1. To walk, ride, or sail, from place to place, without any
            determinate object in view; to roam carelessly or
            irregularly; to rove; to wander; as, to ramble about the
            city; to ramble over the world.
  
                     He that is at liberty to ramble in perfect darkness,
                     what is his liberty better than if driven up and
                     down as a bubble by the wind?            --Locke.
  
      2. To talk or write in a discursive, aimless way.
  
      3. To extend or grow at random. --Thomson.
  
      Syn: To rove; roam; wander; range; stroll.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Ramble \Ram"ble\, n.
      1. A going or moving from place to place without any
            determinate business or object; an excursion or stroll
            merely for recreation.
  
                     Coming home, after a short Christians ramble.
                                                                              --Swift.
  
      2. [Cf. {Rammel}.] (Coal Mining) A bed of shale over the
            seam. --Raymond.
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