\ ˈstrōl How to pronounce stroll (audio) \
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.
Recent Examples on the Web New Mexico is under a state order for residents and travelers to wear masks in public places, but visitors to Santa Fe continue to stroll through the city’s downtown with uncovered faces. USA TODAY, "Shah Bar, infected ‘Idol,’ famed mall to close: News from around our 50 states," 24 June 2020 Hasidic children race scooters while their mothers stroll and chat. Kate Knibbs, Wired, "Quarantined in New York, We Escape Skyward," 23 June 2020 Customers stroll out of Three Scoops Premium Ice Cream with cups filled with their favorite flavors of happiness, like watermelon sherbet or cotton candy. al, "Battling systemic racism, COVID-19, Alabama’s Black business owners see surge of support," 23 June 2020 Don’t miss the chance to stroll around the charming, historic downtown, either, founded in the 1840s by an expat Prussian baron, and stay at the Hoffmann Haus, a German-inflected B&B. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "20 Best Weekend Getaway Ideas in the U.S.," 18 June 2020 When you’re done, stroll over to Gamla Stan aka Old Town, Stockholm’s charming original city that dates back to the 13th century. Essence, "Get Lost: 72 Hours in Stockholm," 11 June 2020 At issue is the decision Monday to clear protesters from Lafayette Square, a historic park, so that Trump could stroll from the White House to St. John's Church, and pose for photos with senior aides. Savannah Behrmann, USA TODAY, "Tear gas vs. pepper spray. Debate over methods used to clear Lafayette Square turns political," 3 June 2020 This was done evidently at the behest of the Trump administration so the president and his aides could stroll safely to the steps of a nearby church for a photo opportunity, in which he was snapped hoisting a Bible in his hand. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, "Column: After Hoover’s police, like Trump’s, assaulted peaceful protesters, he lost reelection," 2 June 2020 For years, tourists who stroll down Pennsylvania Avenue have been startled to come so close to the building, which is situated with a confident open face to the world, a contrast to the secluded warrens of power in Beijing or Moscow. Evan Osnos, The New Yorker, "“An Abuse of Sacred Symbols”: Trump, a Bible, and a Sanctuary," 2 June 2020

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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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29 Jun 2020

Cite this Entry

“Stroll.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of stroll

: to walk slowly in usually a pleasant and relaxed way


\ ˈstrōl How to pronounce stroll (audio) \
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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