\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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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 After the programs, all participants can enjoy the interactive exhibits inside Creek Bend Nature Center or stroll the grounds at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, organizers said. Michelle Mullins, Elgin Courier-News, "Elgin News Digest," 1 June 2018 After the programs, all participants can enjoy the interactive exhibits inside Creek Bend Nature Center or stroll the grounds at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, organizers said. Joy Davis, Aurora Beacon-News, "Summer Pops Concert to be held at Paramount in Aurora," 31 May 2018 Principal Justin FitzGerald and his staff committee have been having a great time strolling down memory lane for the entire community to ponder, reminisce and enjoy. Chris Folks, Laurel Leader, "Stay in the know with your community association [West Laurel]," 17 May 2018 Then stroll across the street for a cone at Paia Gelato (—their lilikoi quark flavor blends passion fruit with goat cheese from the island’s Surfing Goat Dairy. 3 P.M. Sunset, "A Perfect Day in Maui’s Best Surf Town," 22 Jan. 2018 Manchester residents and guests from surrounding towns all strolled Main Street, checking out eight blocks of music, crafts, art, exhibits, puppets, food, and activities for all ages. Quoron Walker, Courant Community, "Imagine Main Strolls On," 26 June 2018 Families can play catch on the field on Saturday home dates and on Sunday, seniors can stroll the bases pre-game and kids can run the bases post-game. Randy Mcroberts, The Aegis, "New season, new fun, new food coming with IronBirds opener," 7 June 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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obstinately defiant of authority

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