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Definition of "wander" []

  • To move about without a definite destination or purpose. (verb-intransitive)
  • To go by an indirect route or at no set pace; amble: wander toward town. (verb-intransitive)
  • To proceed in an irregular course; meander. (verb-intransitive)
  • To go astray: wander from the path of righteousness. (verb-intransitive)
  • To lose clarity or coherence of thought or expression. (verb-intransitive)
  • To move or travel about, in, or through (a place) without any definite purpose or destination (verb)

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.

  • To proceed in an irregular course; meander (verb)
  • To go astray, as from a path or course (verb)
  • (of the mind, thoughts, etc) to lose concentration or direction (verb)
  • To think or speak incoherently or illogically (verb)
  • The act or an instance of wandering (noun)

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Use "wander" in a sentence
  • "The goal is to win converts, that is people who will wander from the literary fiction aisle of B&N to the Fantasy & Sci-Fi section."
  • "Letting my mind wander is usually when I have the best ideas."
  • "Not even a coach likely destined for the Hall of Fame, Bill Parcells, could help the Cowboys wander from the playoff desert in four seasons as head coach, losing twice."