\ 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 Front Porch Cafe—try the chicken satay omelet, made with curry and peanut sauce—stroll a few blocks south to the Art Deco Welcome Center to begin your 90-minute architecture walking tour with the Miami Design Preservation League. Jessica Poitevien, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Weekend Guide: Art Deco Architecture, Cuban Food, and Manatees in Miami," 30 Mar. 2021 As the weather warms, stroll the three miles of trails through the Meadow Garden, where wildflowers will emerge well into spring. Cameron Walker, New York Times, "Greet Spring With a Visit to a Public Garden," 20 Mar. 2021 Residents can also stroll down to Hanlon Park and sit by the 10-acre body of water, Lake Ashburton. Tatyana Turner,, "Bastion of Baltimore’s Black elite, Ashburton neighborhood is quiet and like a suburb," 13 Mar. 2021 Visitors here can also stroll Bathhouse Row, which is made up of eight buildings that were built between the years of 1892 and 1923. Brittany Anas, Forbes, "Hot Springs National Park Is Turning 100," 1 Mar. 2021 Ticketed visitors will be able to stroll through the park and purchase food, drinks and merchandise. Los Angeles Times, "Essential California: Timeline for LAUSD schools reopening remains unclear," 25 Feb. 2021 From now through April 2, art lovers can stroll down Williams Drive, Renaissance Place and through the Central Business District to view works of art created by local artists displayed in storefronts. Atavia Gibson,, "During a time when it’s needed most, Highland Park artists see ‘beacon of hope’ in Art Stroll," 23 Feb. 2021 While other hedge labyrinths were designed with a single winding path, allowing courtiers to comfortably stroll to the center, the Hampton Court maze presents a puzzle. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, "A Mini Version of Britain’s Royal Hedge Maze Is No Match for Amoebas," 1 Sep. 2020 Go ahead and stroll the romantic byway or take in the Alamo. Dallas News, "The new Thompson San Antonio hotel offers a luxurious respite for pandemic-weary travelers," 19 Mar. 2021

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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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7 Apr 2021

Cite this Entry

“Stroll.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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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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