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meander

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of meander

  1. to move about from place to place aimlessly theatergoers meandering around the lobby waiting for the play to start Synonyms of meander bat, cruise, drift, float, gad (about), gallivant (also galavant), kick around, knock (about), maunder, wander, mooch, ramble, range, roam, rove, traipseWords Related to meander amble, saunter, stroll; dawdle, mope; gypsy, hobo, tramp, vagabond; mill (about or around); straggle, stray

Synonym Discussion of meander

wander, roam, ramble, rove, traipse, meander mean to go about from place to place usually without a plan or definite purpose. wander implies an absence of or an indifference to a fixed course.
    • fond of wandering about the square just watching the people
roam suggests wandering about freely and often far afield.
    • liked to roam through the woods
ramble stresses carelessness and indifference to one's course or objective.
    • the speaker rambled on without ever coming to the point
rove suggests vigorous and sometimes purposeful roaming.
    • armed brigands roved over the countryside
traipse implies a course that is erratic but may sometimes be purposeful.
    • traipsed all over town looking for the right dress
meander implies a winding or intricate course suggestive of aimless or listless wandering.
    • the river meanders for miles through rich farmland


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