Ramble meaning

răm'bəl
To ramble is defined as to write, speak or move aimlessly.

An example of to ramble is to talk for hours and hours about nothing.

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To talk or write aimlessly, without connection of ideas.
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To move about aimlessly.

Rambled around the park for an hour; rambled around the southwest.

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To walk casually or leisurely.

Rambled over to the neighbor's house.

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To follow an irregularly winding course of motion or growth.

Vines rambled over the fence.

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To speak or write at length and with many digressions.

Rambled on about his childhood.

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To move about aimlessly through or over.

Rambled the back streets of town.

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A leisurely, sometimes lengthy walk.
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To roam about; esp., to walk or stroll about idly, without any special goal.
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To grow or spread in all directions, as a vine.
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To roam through.
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A rambling; esp., an aimless stroll.
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A rambling; an instance of someone talking at length without direction.
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(mining) A bed of shale over the seam of coal.

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A section of woodland suitable for leisurely walking.
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To move about aimlessly, or on a winding course.
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To walk for pleasure; to amble or saunter.
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Francine has a tendency to ramble when it gets to be late in the evening.

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Origin of ramble

  • Probably from Middle Dutch rammelen to wander about in a state of sexual desire from rammen to copulate with
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • "mid-15 c., perhaps frequentative of 'romen' 'to walk, go' perhaps via 'romblen' (late 14 c.) 'to ramble.' The vowel change perhaps by influence of Middle Dutch 'rammelen,' a derivative of 'rammen' 'copulate,' 'used of the night wanderings of the amorous cat.' Meaning 'to talk or write incoherently' is from 1630's" (etymonline.com).
    From Wiktionary
  • An altered form (with dissimilation of mm to mb) of dial. rammle, from Middle English *ramelen, frequentive of ramen (“to roam, ramble"); see roam.
    From Wiktionary