- Meander is defined as to take a winding course or wander aimlessly.
An example of meander is to stroll around a library with no set purpose or direction in mind.
meander definition by Webster's New World
- windings or convolutions, as of a stream
- an ornamental pattern of winding or crisscrossing lines
- an aimless wandering; rambling
Origin: Classical Latin maeander ; from Classical Greek maiandros ; from Maiandros, the Maeander (noted for its winding course)
- to take a winding or tortuous course: said of a stream
- to wander aimlessly or idly; ramble
- meandrous adjective
meander definition by American Heritage Dictionary
intransitive verb me·an·dered, me·an·der·ing, me·an·ders
- To follow a winding and turning course: Streams tend to meander through level land.
- To move aimlessly and idly without fixed direction: vagabonds meandering through life. See Synonyms at wander.
- meanders Circuitous windings or sinuosities, as of a stream or path.
- A circuitous journey or excursion; ramble. Often used in the plural.
- An ornamental pattern of winding or intertwining lines, used in art and architecture.
Origin: From Latin maeander, circuitous windings, from Greek maiandros, after Maiandros, the Maeander River in Phrygia, noted for its windings.
- me·anˈder·er noun
- me·anˈder·ing·ly adverb
- me·anˈdrous adjective
meander - Science Definition