meander vs maunder

meander maunder


  • 1) Fretwork.
  • 2) mathematics A self-avoiding closed curve which intersects a line a number of times.
  • 3) hydrology A winding, crooked, or involved course; as, the meanders of an old river.
  • 4) A tortuous or intricate movement.
  • 5) A portion, side trip, or episode in a longer journey.
  • 6) An ornamental pattern of winding or intertwining lines, used in art and architecture.
  • 7) A passage on a subtopic or digression in a longer piece of discourse.
  • 8) A bend, turn, or winding, as of a stream or path.
  • 9) (Arch.) Fretwork. See Fret.
  • 10) A winding, crooked, or involved course.
  • 11) a bend or curve, as in a stream or river
  • 12) A winding course; a winding or turning in a passage; a maze; a labyrinth.
  • 13) A path on which the directions, distances, and elevations are noted, as a part of a survey of a country.
  • 14) In physical geography, a self-developed river-curve suitable to the volume of the stream.
  • 15) An ornament composed of lines, neither representing nor suggesting any definite object, forming right or oblique angles with one another, or even curved with interlacings, etc. The name is used especially for the fret- or key-ornament.
  • 16) To wind, turn, or twist; to make flexuous; to wander
  • 17) To follow a winding and turning course.
  • 18) To speak or write in sustained fashion on a number of loosely connected topics.
  • 19) To be directed in various directions or at multiple objects.
  • 20) To move aimlessly and idly without fixed direction: synonym: wander.
  • 21) To wind or turn in a course or passage; to be intricate.
  • 22) To wind, turn, or twist; to make flexuous.


  • 1) obsolete A beggar.
  • 2) To wander or walk aimlessly.
  • 3) To speak in a disorganized or desultory manner; to babble or prattle.
  • 4) wander aimlessly
  • 5) Tobeg.
  • 6) To talk incoherently or aimlessly.
  • 7) To move or act aimlessly or vaguely; wander.
  • 8) To utter in a grumbling manner; to mutter.


  • 1) The eurozone will continue meandering along.
  • 2) It is easy to lose more than a few centuries meandering around this warren.
  • 3) Homes near meandering rivers or winding roads bring good luck.
  • 4) The ethereal orchestral opening gives way to a meandering cello line that takes time to find its direction.
  • 5) Wonderful landscapes but a meandering story.
  • 6) In all, a meandering film that could easily have been made more rigorous.
  • 7) Our itinerary followed a route south along the full meandering length of Vietnam.
  • 8) Holly the labrador meanders around, taking her habitual place on one of the sofas.
  • 9) But after the initial rush, the film begins to meander.
  • 10) But he quickly went back into his shell, meandering around aimlessly in midfield.
  • 11) But as you meander around this selection, a very clear aesthetic begins to emerge.
  • 12) Because he just wants to meander around on his own and see what we've all done.
  • 13) See meander and river 's course.
  • 14) A small river meanders across the plain; the sound of cattle bells drifts up.
  • 15) A river meanders between apple orchards, fields and pretty villages.
  • 16) His film begins to meander, but that's actually okay.
  • 17) This is a weak basis for what is a long and meandering film, so it is just as well that there are lots of funny scenes.
  • 18) The Moon transforms a relationship that's been meandering along into one that moves faster and is full of shared plans.
  • 19) More than is good for it, the film 's meandering tale has the feel of something concocted on the spur of the moment.
  • 20) ‘Ali led the way to a place where the river meandered away from the road, looping around a tall stand of deciduous forest that stood alone like an island.’
  • 21) ‘The Tungabhadra river meanders gently through, and at night the boulder-strewn landscape has an almost magical quality.’
  • 22) ‘The area grew and prospered during the Industrial Revolution, but it's now an oasis of green calm, where canals and rivers meander through hills dotted with sheep and dry-stone walls.’
  • 23) ‘The Inn River meanders through the countryside like an unbroken silver thread.’
  • 24) ‘Sam's backyard was small in relative size to the field west of her house, the forest east of her house, and the river meandering through the back of the property.’
  • 25) ‘We were surrounded by the immense silence of the flat land of Atwam, where the Pit River meanders towards the sea.’
  • 26) ‘She pointed to where the road meandered toward a small stream.’
  • 27) ‘Its springs and mountain streams feed large aquifers and the slender Humboldt River, which meanders nearly 400 miles west from its beginnings in the northeast corner of the state.’
  • 28) ‘The road meandered down to the pond, lined by birches on either side, to the manor house, which stood to the left of and slightly behind the house as one approached it.’
  • 29) ‘Beyond, the Endeavour River meanders serpentine-fashion to the ocean.’
  • 30) ‘The river Maigue meanders through the 840-acre estate and forms the backbone of the Adare course.’
  • 31) ‘She stopped as she came to a small stream meandering through the dense undergrowth.’
  • 32) ‘A small, crystal clear spring meandered through the center, running the diameter.’
  • 33) ‘In places the road will meander and curve to draw attention to the landscape.’
  • 34) ‘A waterfall cascaded behind it, the tower surrounded by the pool at the foot of the falls, and a brook meandered away from it.’
  • 35) ‘Is it a main road or a road that meanders through many towns?’
  • 36) ‘The streets that he would have had to follow meandered all over town, and he could not afford to be seen.’
  • 37) ‘Great Lakes steelhead and salmon and some lake trout begin their lives in the Pere Marquette River, a pretty stream that meanders through the area on its way to Lake Michigan.’
  • 38) ‘Flying in, I had been mesmerized by sinuous curves of sloughs and streams which wove together, then apart, meandering toward the gulf.’
  • 39) ‘As I did so, a figure walking along the road that curved gently with the land toward our farm and meandered past our house, caught my eye.’
  • 40) ‘Everyone was wandering around town, meandering.’
  • 41) ‘Patricia Schultz has suffered from wanderlust ever since she meandered away from the family beach blanket at age 4.’
  • 42) ‘Omid took some time to meander and wander through the Game Developer Conference in San Jose last week.’
  • 43) ‘He used that excuse to meander aimlessly around the cotton fields; sometimes, he would walk clear across the plantation, and sit between the rows for hours, just thinking.’
  • 44) ‘My keen eyes found a small kid meandering around the area aimlessly.’
  • 45) ‘She hadn't notice the pair of dark eyes gazing at her as she meandered up the aisle occasionally picking up a book and reading the blurb.’
  • 46) ‘The guests mingled around, listening to the ever present background music, meandering towards us, the happily engaged couple, to congratulate us.’
  • 47) ‘Whether it was a sudden, temporary insomnia or just mental restlessness, I meandered out of the sleeping house and onto the dark beach.’
  • 48) ‘They meandered listlessly though the crowd and Spade accidentally bumped into someone.’
  • 49) ‘She meandered the streets aimlessly, little sandals patting against the cobblestones - following half a thought and half a memory.’
  • 50) ‘I meandered up the track road and into the heart of our little town.’
  • 51) ‘Just then, he spotted them meandering down the road.’
  • 52) ‘As we meandered towards the shoreline, my heart weighed heavy as the reality of my future appeared bleak.’
  • 53) ‘We both followed the waitress as she meandered through the tables and booths.’
  • 54) ‘I meandered until I ended up on the road to the Castle on the Hill.’
  • 55) ‘Tourists and locals alike meandered along the main street, which was lined with small boutiques, shops, restaurants, and a couple of bars.’
  • 56) ‘We do get a little footage of him picking flowers outside his tract house, and meandering through a graveyard.’
  • 57) ‘The pair were quiet at first as they meandered through the people and streets.’
  • 58) ‘He meanders through the crowd, looking for anyone to sate his primal desires.’
  • 59) ‘After meandering through the house for a little bit, I came to a stop in the living room, where I decided to watch TV.’
  • 60) ‘I had just taken Claire home at around 11:00 a.m and was once again cruising around in my car, thoughts meandering around my head.’
  • 61) ‘My thoughts meandered and moseyed as my eyelids grew heavy.’
  • 62) ‘Thoughts meandered through her brain, and they were quite unorganized.’
  • 63) ‘And yet Warm Water meanders aimlessly towards a sentimental conclusion, introducing eccentric characters along the way who are never followed up.’
  • 64) ‘While her voice is still as silky as ever, it meanders without purpose, never grabbing and twirling the way that it has previously.’
  • 65) ‘Unfortunately, Allen can't maintain this consistent level of humor or energy, and Small Time Crooks begins to meander aimlessly.’
  • 66) ‘A couple of tracks meander aimlessly so that by the end of the album I'm left with the feeling that the band didn't quite know which direction to take.’
  • 67) ‘He allows plot points and characters to meander around meaninglessly, while avoiding obvious elements like purpose and plausibility.’
  • 68) ‘Occasionally songs do meander and merge into one another, lost in the acoustic haze.’
  • 69) ‘At times, though, the album meanders pointlessly and becomes slow and uninspired.’
  • 70) ‘Though it meanders at points, there is a lesson in here for the youngsters drawn to the media by the ‘glamour’.’
  • 71) ‘It meanders where it should inspire and it drifts where it should progress.’
  • 72) ‘Aas soon as I let down my guard a thought of Gavin would meander into my brain and make as much noise as it could.’
  • 73) ‘Meanwhile my thoughts drifted and sifted, meandering here and there as I thought about the people walking into the building, all dressed up.’
  • 74) ‘Other tracks distinctly lack progression; a drum loop plods along with murky synth bass lines only to cut off suddenly, or meander without significant development or resolution.’
  • 75) ‘The film isn't really about anything; it just meanders along.’
  • 76) ‘This point-of-view tale meanders and stumbles in a blurry daze with characters coming and going.’
  • 77) ‘The plot itself is far from coherent and often meanders.’
  • 78) ‘The film has no real energy; it just sort of meanders its way to the finale.’
  • 79) ‘It just meanders along on nothing more than a song and a flourish of some pretty costumes.’
  • 80) ‘Awkwardly sited on the river meander, the bridge has an uncomfortable relationship with the freeway.’
  • 81) ‘Shreve, in a move of astonishing hubris, decided in 1831 to dredge a five-mile shortcut across a long meander on the Mississippi, saving 18 river-miles.’
  • 82) ‘Quite apart form this, a slow meander down the Siq establishes the mystery of this ‘lost’ city and builds up a sense of anticipation around every corner.’
  • 83) ‘Another meander takes us into the house of a female healer.’
  • 84) ‘I will be writing about costs of living, food and booze on a slow meander in the sun.’
  • 85) ‘Subsidiary zones are filled by key meanders among other rectilinear motifs; there may also be friezes of goats and deer, derived from Levantine sources.’
  • 86) ‘Works called ‘folded loops’ resemble meanders or mazes, with every line bending back on itself.’
  • 87) ‘Contributing to this impression was not only the shape-on-top-of-shape appearance but that work's random meander.’


  • 1) I looked up "maunder" and I think it would make an excellent stage name: -) 9: 28 PM skookumchick said ...
  • 2) 'maunder' on with objections long since disposed of.
  • 3) And while you maunder about restoring competition, the trusts go on destroying you.
  • 4) Tromp would maunder over and over of how Johannes Maartens and the cunies robbed the kings on Tabong Mountain, each embalmed in his golden coffin with an embalmed maid on either side; and of how these ancient proud ones crumbled to dust within the hour while the cunies cursed and sweated at junking the coffins.
  • 5) He had seen convicts, after the guards had manhandled them, crippled in body for life, or left to maunder in mind to the end of their days.
  • 6) His columns frequently wander and maunder, heading this way and that, but never actually arriving anywhere.
  • 7) At any rate, I found it resonated a lot for me, especially regarding the struggles for balance that I go through with my writing life and how it fits into the rest of my life (something I maunder about here on occasion), and what writing and publishing (not the same thing) does or serves for me, and as ever with Matt it's well written and thus worth a look.
  • 8) Get on board or maunder out to the retirement home, Fred!
  • 9) Chiang Stumps Even Her Teacher, the reporter for The Christian Science Monitor listed indehiscence (a botanical term for the state of being closed at maturity), maunder (to move slowly and uncertainly), and cenote (a sinkhole) among a list of eight difficult words she had used, saying that even Wellesley professors had to consult their dictionaries.
  • 10) And thanks to the rest of you, too, both those who pitched in to help make it a real book, and those who have listened to me maunder about it since early 2003.
  • 11) ‘And if I've devoted too much time to maundering about this, it's from a sort of frustration.’
  • 12) ‘I've maundered and pondered and arm-waved about something like this for ages.’
  • 13) ‘In a bleary voice he seems to be maundering about Christ, Armageddon, calendars, and China.’
  • 14) ‘They both maunder on for what feels like several hours about this wonderful patriarchal peasant society where the men spend all their time talking about food, and the women spend all their time preparing it.’
  • 15) ‘A good editor would have ensured that these characters did not have as much time to maunder on endlessly and indulge in the most banal conversation.’
  • 16) ‘More to the point, for all his maundering about the estate tax, it hasn't done anything to break up the great fortunes of our era.’
  • 17) ‘It sometimes reads like the most self-indulgent and maundering commonplace book, pregnant with ideas and jottings, their author unwilling or unable to develop them cogently.’
  • 18) ‘Every issue has a cluster of stories that vary wildly in style and tone, from maundering musings to cold silence, from freehand swirls to suffocating realism.’
  • 19) ‘This real England, your unreal home, turns us all into maundering John of Gaunts, sighing over sceptred isles, demi-paradises, other Edens.’
  • 20) ‘But what good is bawdy when its purveyors, from low to high, seem unfailingly recruited for their unsightliness, and act like overwrought underachievers or maundering bystanders?’
  • 21) ‘You lot thought I was maundering in Philadelphia, didn't you?’
  • 22) ‘He maunders alone on the rocky beach.’
  • 23) ‘He was instead maundering about his room, thinking about silly things and wishing he knew what was going on.’

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