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wandering

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adjective wan·der·ing \ˈwän-d(ə-)riŋ\

Definition of wandering

  1. :  characterized by aimless, slow, or pointless movement: such asa :  that winds or meanders a wandering courseb :  not keeping a rational or sensible course :  vagrantc :  nomadic wandering tribesd of a plant :  having long runners or tendrils

Examples of wandering in a Sentence

  1. your decidedly wandering essay loses its punch—stick to one theme

  2. a wandering carnival that visited small towns all over the South

First Known Use of wandering

before 12th century


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wandering

noun wan·der·ing

Definition of wandering

  1. 1 :  a going about from place to place —often used in plural

  2. 2 :  movement away from the proper, normal, or usual course or place —often used in plural

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First Known Use of wandering

14th century


Medical Dictionary

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wandering

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adjective wan·der·ing \ˈwän-də-riŋ\

Medical Definition of wandering

  1. :  floating a wandering spleen


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wandering

noun wan·der·ing

Medical Definition of wandering

  1. :  movement of a tooth out of its normal position especially as a result of periodontal disease





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