\ 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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Dressed casually in jeans while strolling through various neighborhoods, Kander addressed many issues in his three-and-a-half-minute video — affordable housing, education quality, customer service — but gift ethics was not one of them. Bill Turque, kansascity, "KC council members slam gift ethics plan as Jason Kander drops casual campaign video," 12 July 2018 Nothing) is what happens when an NFL team’s marketing department strolls into football operations and wins an arm wrestling match. Conor Orr,, "Cleveland Browns Out to Prove They’re a Competent Franchise on Hard Knocks," 17 May 2018 Get ready for a night of dining al fresco while strolling the streets of Northeast Philadelphia., "Art Star Craft Bazaar, Love Your Park Week, New Hope Celebrates Pride, and other great events, May 11-18," 9 May 2018 While strolling through Buckingham Palace Garden with naturalist David Attenborough for a TV documentary, the tranquility is shattered by the sound of a helicopter flying above, giving the Queen an opportunity to show off her sense of humor. Zahid Mahmood, CNN, "Queen jokes on TV: 'It sounds like President Trump'," 10 Apr. 2018 Some fans brought their four-legged friends, while others strolled the campgrounds with a macaw and a bearded dragon lizard. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "Country Thunder Arizona 2018: Our 5 favorite moments," 9 Apr. 2018 While the rumored couple strolled through LAX airport, they were peppered with questions about their relationship. Noelle Devoe, Seventeen, "Lili Reinhart May Have Just Confirmed Her Relationship With Cole Sprouse," 6 Apr. 2018 At the other end, Messi, usually such a potent attacking force, looked like a man strolling in a park while a soccer match took place around him. Tariq Panja, New York Times, "Croatia Buries Argentina’s World Cup Hopes in a Deep Hole," 22 June 2018 Plus, there's a boatload of new characters that can stroll in and out of the narrative with ease. Rebecca Farley,, "The Fosters Series Finale Part 2 Recap: Never Sign A Pre-Nuptial Agreement," 6 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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