- Wander is defined as to travel without a definite purpose.
An example of wander is to roam around a state park without a plan or fixed destination.
wander definition by Webster's New World
- to move or go about aimlessly, without plan or fixed destination; ramble; roam
- to go to a destination in a casual way or by an indirect route; idle; stroll
- to turn aside or astray (from a path, course, etc.); lose one's way
- to stray from home, friends, familiar places, etc.: often with off
- to go astray in mind or purpose; specif.,
- to drift away from a subject, as in discussion; stray or roam in thought
- to turn away from accepted belief or morals
- to be disjointed, disordered, incoherent, etc.
- to pass or extend in an irregular course; meander, as a river
- to move idly from one object to another: said of the eyes, a glance, the hands, etc.
Origin: Middle English wandren ; from Old English wandrian, akin to German wandern, akin uncertain or unknown; perhaps to wend, wind
- wanderer noun
wander definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb wan·dered, wan·der·ing, wan·ders verb, intransitive
- To move about without a definite destination or purpose.
- To go by an indirect route or at no set pace; amble: wander toward town.
- To proceed in an irregular course; meander.
- To go astray: wander from the path of righteousness.
- To lose clarity or coherence of thought or expression.
Origin: Middle English wanderen, from Old English wandrian.
- wanˈder·er noun
- wanˈder·ing·ly adverb