saunter

play
verb saun·ter \ˈsȯn-tər, ˈsän-\

Definition of saunter

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to walk about in an idle or leisurely manner :  stroll sauntered slowly down the street

saunter

noun

saunterer

play \-tər-ər\ noun

Examples of saunter in a Sentence

  1. They sauntered slowly down the street.

  2. He sauntered into the store.

Origin and Etymology of saunter

probably from Middle English santren to muse


SAUNTER Defined for English Language Learners

saunter

play
verb

Definition of saunter for English Language Learners

  • : to walk along in a slow and relaxed manner


SAUNTER Defined for Kids

saunter

play
verb saun·ter \ˈsȯn-tər\

Definition of saunter for Students

sauntered

;

sauntering

  1. :  to walk in a slow relaxed way :  stroll



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up saunter? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to become worse as time passes

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Emoji Quiz

  • emoji-the-quiz
  • What phase of the moon is this: 🌖 ?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!