strolled; strolling; strolls

intransitive verb

: to go from place to place in search of work or profit
strolling players
strolling musicians
: to walk in a leisurely or idle manner : ramble

transitive verb

: to walk at leisure along or about
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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Word History


probably from German dialect strollen

First Known Use

1668, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of stroll was in 1668

Dictionary Entries Near stroll

Cite this Entry

“Stroll.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


: to walk in a leisurely or idle manner : ramble
stroll noun

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