Meaning of WANDERING in English


— wanderingly , adv. — wanderingness , n.

/won"deuhr ing/ , adj.

1. moving from place to place without a fixed plan; roaming; rambling: wandering tourists.

2. having no permanent residence; nomadic: a wandering tribe of Indians.

3. meandering; winding: a wandering river; a wandering path.


4. an aimless roving about; leisurely traveling from place to place: a period of delightful wandering through Italy.

5. Usually, wanderings .

a. aimless travels; meanderings: Her wanderings took her all over the world.

b. disordered thoughts or utterances; incoherencies: mental wanderings; the wanderings of delirium.

[ bef. 1000; ME (n., adj.), OE wandrigende (adj.). See WANDER, -ING 2 , -ING 1 ]

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