\ 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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From there, stroll out on Kaiser-Wilhelm-Promenade to take in the Belle Époque jewels from the town’s heyday. Elizabeth Wellington, Vogue, "This Austrian Spa and Ski Town Is Straight Out of a Wes Anderson Film," 11 Jan. 2019 On the 14th floor of a Wilshire Boulevard high rise, Los Angeles County Museum of Art Director Michael Govan strolls the length of the museum’s boardroom overlooking LACMA’s campus across the street. Deborah Vankin,, "At LACMA, new urgency to finish raising $650 million for the new museum building," 3 July 2018 On a sunny Thursday afternoon in New York City, Tyler Glenn strolls up to a quaint, artisanal coffee shop on West 44th Street to jump-start his evening. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "'Kinky Boots' Star Tyler Glenn on His Broadway Debut: 'There is No Hiding On the Stage'," 19 June 2018 The glass and steel roof lets in sunlight down to the mosaic floors, making this a uniquely beautiful way to shop and stroll on your way to the nearby Palais-Royal. Melissa Liebling-goldberg, Condé Nast Traveler, "19 Best Paris Walking Tours," 3 Mar. 2018 The Pacers strolled into American Airlines Center on Monday night riding a four-game winning streak, and playing some of their best basketball of the season. Clifton Brown, Indianapolis Star, "3 takeaways from the Pacers' loss to the Mavericks," 26 Feb. 2018 And fellow catwalker Adesuwa Aighewi, strolling hand in hand with a friend, still bore a few shining traces of the metallic graffiti makeup that punctuated the designer’s graphic runway halter. Vogue, "The Best Street Style Beauty at London Fashion Week," 18 Sep. 2018 Five Miss America contestants strolling on the beach in July 1924. Valerie Bauerlein, WSJ, "Miss America’s Finances Uncertain as It Fights for Relevance," 3 Aug. 2018 When you’re done soaking up the view, feel free to take a soak in the hot tub room located on the lower level, or maybe stroll on over to the barn which doubles as a garage and a potting shed. Alex Bazeley, Curbed, "1790 country house blending modern and rustic charm asks $800K," 16 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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The first known use of stroll was in 1668

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English Language Learners Definition of stroll

: to walk slowly in usually a pleasant and relaxed way


\ ˈstrōl \
strolled; strolling

Kids Definition of stroll

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to walk in a leisurely manner



Kids Definition of stroll (Entry 2 of 2)

: a leisurely walk

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