Definition of "saunter" [saun•ter]

  • To walk at a leisurely pace; stroll. (verb-intransitive)
  • A leisurely pace. (noun)
  • A leisurely walk or stroll. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "saunter" in a sentence
  • ""Jason Dufner's walk defines the word 'saunter,'" Graeme McDowell tweeted."
  • "Sax liked Thoreau's explanation for the word saunter: from à la Sainte Terre, describing pilgrims on their way to the Holy Land."
  • "The word saunter, like many others, can't be traced back very far (AHD: Probably from Middle English santren, to muse), but of course that doesn't stop people from trying, and this word has a particularly enjoyable pseudo-etymology, discussed in the following typically piquant passage from one of the stories in Kim Stanley Robinson's The Martians (a book I recommend to anyone who likes thoughtful, human-oriented science fiction):Long walks around Odessa at the end of the day."