(noun, verb)


1. The act or instance of wandering.

- To go for a wander


1. move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment

- the wandering Jew

Similar word(s): cast, drift, ramble, range, roam, roll, rove, stray, swan, tramp, vagabond

Definition categories: motion, go, locomote, move, travel

2. be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage

- Might her husband be wandering?

Similar word(s): betray, cheat

Definition categories: social, cozen, deceive, delude

3. go via an indirect route or at no set pace

- After dinner, we wandered into town

Definition categories: motion, continue, proceed

4. to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course

- sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body

Similar word(s): meander, thread, weave, wind

Definition categories: motion, go, locomote, move, travel

5. lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking

- her mind wanders

Similar word(s): digress, divagate, stray

Definition categories: communication, tell

Sentences with wander as a verb:

- to wander over the fields

- A writer wanders from his subject.