stroll

verb
\ˈstrōl \
strolled; strolling; strolls

Definition of stroll 

intransitive verb

1 : to go from place to place in search of work or profit strolling players strolling musicians

2 : to walk in a leisurely or idle manner : ramble

transitive verb

: to walk at leisure along or about

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Other Words from stroll

stroll noun

Examples of stroll in a Sentence

They strolled along the street looking in the store windows. We strolled the streets of the village.

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The hotel encouraged exhibitionists to make the most of rooms tailor-made for their tastes, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the strolling pedestrians of the High Line. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Is Sex Better in Hotel Rooms?," 5 Nov. 2018 On Monday, media outlets broadcast images of a body double strolling outside the consulate in Khashoggi’s clothes, a detail confirmed by Erdogan. Matthew Lee, The Seattle Times, "Shifting Saudi account of writer’s death confirms key parts," 23 Oct. 2018 But beyond strolling the Red Square and taking in a Baikonur rocket show, the new NASA boss could have a difficult trip, one that includes a difficult conversation with his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Rogozin. Anatoly Zak, Popular Mechanics, "Russia Is Riled Up About Being Left Behind in Space," 10 Oct. 2018 He was seen strolling outside of his home wearing black shorts and hoodie. Fox News, "Ben Affleck's rumored gal pal Shauna Sexton reportedly visits star upon his return to rehab," 2 Oct. 2018 And seriously, is there any kid who doesn’t want to see a tiger strolling mere feet above her head? Juliet Izon, Good Housekeeping, "Why Your Kids Will Love a Trip to Philly as Much as the Magic Kingdom," 30 July 2018 Thomas, for a happy hour soda on the patio, then strolling over to the fort grounds and peeking into the windows of the soon-to-be redone officers’ homes on a bluff overlooking the Ohio. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Morning Line: After Annapolis killings, Doc asks what the hell is wrong with us," 2 July 2018 While walking behind the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their way into St. James's Palace, the regal newlyweds were seen strolling together hand-in-hand looking as smitten as ever. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Show Off Some PDA at Prince Louis's Christening," 9 July 2018 Hit the Opera House and the Museum of Contemporary Art in the morning, then stroll the historic Rocks district nearby. Erin Florio, Condé Nast Traveler, "What to Do in Sydney: The Black Book," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of stroll

1668, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

History and Etymology for stroll

probably from German dialect strollen

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More Definitions for stroll

stroll

verb

English Language Learners Definition of stroll

: to walk slowly in usually a pleasant and relaxed way

stroll

verb
\ˈstrōl \
strolled; strolling

Kids Definition of stroll

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to walk in a leisurely manner

stroll

noun

Kids Definition of stroll (Entry 2 of 2)

: a leisurely walk

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