Meaning of WANDERING in English


I. noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English, from gerund of wanderen to wander

1. : a going or traveling about from place to place especially pointlessly or leisurely — often used in plural

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

3. : mental deviation usually of a harmless nature — often used in plural

II. adjective

Etymology: Middle English, from present participle of wanderen to wander

: characterized by aimless, slow, or pointless movement: as

a. : winding , meandering

a wandering course

b. : not keeping a rational or sensible course : vagrant , errant

c. : nomadic

wandering tribes

d. of a plant : having long runners or tendrils : trailing

e. : floating

wandering kidney

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.