ramble


1ram·ble

verb \ˈram-bəl\

: to walk or go from one place to another place without a specific goal, purpose, or direction

: to go from one subject to another without any clear purpose or direction

ram·bledram·bling \-b(ə-)liŋ\

Full Definition of RAMBLE

intransitive verb
1
a :  to move aimlessly from place to place
b :  to explore idly
2
:  to talk or write in a desultory or long-winded wandering fashion
3
:  to grow or extend irregularly
transitive verb
:  to wander over :  roam
ram·bling·ly \-b(ə-)liŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of RAMBLE

  1. She rambled for several minutes before introducing the main speaker.
  2. He's funny, but he tends to ramble.

Origin of RAMBLE

Middle English, probably alteration of romblen, frequentative of romen to roam
First Known Use: 15th century

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Rhymes with RAMBLE

2ramble

noun

: a long walk for pleasure

: a long speech or piece of writing that goes from one subject to another without any clear purpose or direction

Full Definition of RAMBLE

1
:  a leisurely excursion for pleasure; especially :  an aimless walk
2
:  a rambling story or discussion

Examples of RAMBLE

  1. We went for a ramble along the beach.
  2. He encountered many interesting people in his rambles in the country.
  3. The first chapter is a 100-page ramble.
  4. We had to listen to another one of his long rambles about politics and religion.

First Known Use of RAMBLE

1654

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