[ US /ˈwɑndɝ/ ]
[ UK /wˈɒndɐ/ ]
  1. lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking
    Don't digress when you give a lecture
    her mind wanders
    She always digresses when telling a story
  2. go via an indirect route or at no set pace
    After dinner, we wandered into town
  3. move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
    The cattle roam across the prairie
    They rolled from town to town
    The gypsies roamed the woods
    roving vagabonds
    the laborers drift from one town to the next
    the wandering Jew
  4. be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage
    She cheats on her husband
    Might her husband be wandering?
  5. to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
    sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body
    the river winds through the hills
    the path meanders through the vineyards
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How To Use wander In A Sentence

  • There is grassland on the natural brae of Royal Garden, yellow and green, fighting with the autumn. In this grassland, an alley wanders forward, just like the traces from a big snake' creeping.
  • Sharon ignored them, and they wandered off to ask some other people if they had put on tephillin today. Archive 2007-01-01
  • The wandering wraiths, addicts and drunks that you see around town didn't just come about out of the blue - they were produced by the education system.
  • After we had waved everyone goodbye, the Gamekeeper wandered in to confer about concrete.
  • Marie has an active fantasy life, and the imaginings of the specter of her husband seem to be just the start of her mind's wandering.
  • At this point, however, the quartet was wandering in a perfumed garden of psychedelic modishness, and all the better for it.
  • Wanderers want to forget the Villa disappointment and go into the Fulham game in good heart.
  • I'm just still in a daze, wandering round the town centre at lunch, like some half-cut junkie, drunk on death.
  • My thoughts wandered from the exam questions to my interview the next day.
  • The thought of that virus wandering about in my hindbrain did not please me.
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