Definition of wander
- wandering around the house
- wandered the halls
I was just wandering around the house.
They wandered down the street.
Students were wandering the halls.
He wandered away from the trail and got lost.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: to move around or go to different places usually without having a particular purpose or direction
: to follow a path with many turns
: to go away from a path, course, etc.
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