Meander meaning

mē-ăn'dər
To move aimlessly and idly without fixed direction.

Vagabonds meandering through life.

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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.

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An ornamental pattern of winding or crisscrossing lines.
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An aimless wandering; rambling.
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To take a winding or tortuous course.
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To wander aimlessly or idly; ramble.
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A sinuous curve, bend, or loop along the course of a stream or river.
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A winding, crooked, or involved course.

The meanders of an old river, or of the veins and arteries in the body.

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A tortuous or intricate movement.
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(mathematics) A self-avoiding closed curve which intersects a line a number of times.
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(intransitive) To wind or turn in a course or passage; to be intricate.

The stream meandered through the valley.

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To wind, turn, or twist; to make flexuous.

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To follow a winding and turning course.

Streams tend to meander through level land.

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To speak or write in sustained fashion on a number of loosely connected topics.
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To be directed in various directions or at multiple objects.

His gaze meandered over the church's façade.

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A bend, turn, or winding, as of a stream or path.
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A portion, side trip, or episode in a longer journey.
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A passage on a subtopic or digression in a longer piece of discourse.
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An ornamental pattern of winding or intertwining lines, used in art and architecture.
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Windings or convolutions, as of a stream.
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Origin of meander

  • From Latin maeander circuitous windings from Greek maiandros after Maiandros , the Maeander River in Phrygia, noted for its windings
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin maeander from Ancient Greek Μαίανδρος (Maiandros) - a river in Asia Minor (present day Turkey) known for its winding course. (Turkish: Büyük Menderes Nehri)
    From Wiktionary