Simple Definition of wander
: to move around or go to different places usually without having a particular purpose or direction
: to follow a path with many turns
: to go away from a path, course, etc.
Full Definition of wander
wan·deredwan·der·ing play \-d(ə-)riŋ\
1 a : to move about without a fixed course, aim, or goal b : to go idly about : ramble <wandering around the house>
2 : to follow a winding course : meander
: to roam over <wandered the halls>
Examples of wander
I was just wandering around the house.
They wandered down the street.
Students were wandering the halls.
He wandered away from the trail and got lost.
Origin of wander
Middle English wandren, from Old English wandrian; akin to Middle High German wandern to wander, Old English windan to wind, twist
First Known Use: before 12th century
Synonym Discussion of wander
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