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English Dictionary: wander by the DICT Development Group
3 results for wander
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. 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
  2. be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage; "She cheats on her husband"; "Might her husband be wandering?"
    Synonym(s): cheat on, cheat, cuckold, betray, wander
  3. go via an indirect route or at no set pace; "After dinner, we wandered into town"
  4. 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"
    Synonym(s): weave, wind, thread, meander, wander
  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"
    Synonym(s): digress, stray, divagate, wander
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Wander \Wan"der\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Wandered}; p. pr. & vb.
      n. {Wandering}.] [OE. wandren, wandrien, AS. wandrian; akin
      to G. wandern to wander; fr. AS. windan to turn. See {Wind}
      to turn.]
      1. 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.
                     They wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins.
                                                                              --Heb. xi. 37.
                     He wandereth abroad for bread.            --Job xv. 23.
      2. To go away; to depart; to stray off; to deviate; to go
            astray; as, a writer wanders from his subject.
                     When God caused me to wander from my father's house.
                                                                              --Gen. xx. 13.
                     O, let me not wander from thy commandments. --Ps.
                                                                              cxix. 10.
      3. To be delirious; not to be under the guidance of reason;
            to rave; as, the mind wanders.
      Syn: To roam; rove; range; stroll; gad; stray; straggly; err;
               swerve; deviate; depart.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Wander \Wan"der\, v. t.
      To travel over without a certain course; to traverse; to
      stroll through. [R.] [bd][Elijah] wandered this barren
      waste.[b8] --Milton.
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