Definition of wander
1a : to move about without a fixed course, aim, or goalb : to go idly about : ramble wandering around the house
2 : to follow a winding course : meander
: to roam over wandered the halls
wandererplay \ˈwän-dər-ər\ noun
Examples of wander in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of wander from the Web
Being in smaller, more isolated places helps the group stick together and share common experiences without the risk of someone wandering off down an alley or deciding to ditch the others.
Actress Mischa Barton was hospitalized Thursday after she was found talking to herself and wandering around a West Hollywood neighborhood, authorities said.
A dramatic, ultimately tragic tussle over a one-antlered deer that somehow wandered into a tiny Manhattan park has cast a spotlight on a simple question: How much should humans step in to help troubled wildlife?
Faline entered the Mcgaughey residence on the morning of Dec. 19, ate three cookies and then left to wander around outside.
Wolf McLellan stumbled into the facility after a day of wandering the streets.
In fact, wandering around the $143 million National Music Centre feels a bit like trailblazing inside a Swiss watch.
Denise Petrino and her friend Jean Grace marveled at the quiet as the wandered around the shops on a pier near Caesars casino.
Early on the morning of February 19, 1987, John Fox, Chris Spann, and Gordon Williams—students at the University of New Hampshire—were wandering around Stoke Hall, the school’s largest freshman dormitory.
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Origin and Etymology of wander
Middle English wandren, from Old English wandrian; akin to Middle High German wandern to wander, Old English windan to wind, twist
First Known Use: before 12th century
Synonym Discussion of wander
WANDER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of wander for English Language Learners
: 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.
WANDER Defined for Kids
Definition of wander for Students
1 : to move about without a goal or purpose : ramble
2 : to get off the right path or leave the right area : stray “She would never wander far away alone … you know how timid she is.” — Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea
3 : to lose concentration My mind began to wander.
4 : to follow a winding course The path wanders through the woods.
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