(noun, adjective, verb)


1. spreading out in different directions or distributed irregularly

Similar word(s): untidy, sprawling, straggling, straggly

2. (of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects

- a rambling discursive book

- a rambling speech about this and that

Similar word(s): indirect, digressive, discursive, excursive

3. of a path e.g.

- rambling forest paths

Similar word(s): indirect, meandering, wandering, winding


1. A long meandering talk with no specific topic or direction.

2. A gentle hike.


1. present participle of ramble