Wander Definition

wŏndər
wandered, wandering, wanders
verb
wandered, wandering, wanders
To move or go about aimlessly, without plan or fixed destination; ramble; roam.
Webster's New World
To roam through, in, or over without plan or destination.
To wander the world.
Webster's New World
To go to a destination in a casual way or by an indirect route; idle; stroll.
Webster's New World
To turn aside or astray (from a path, course, etc.); lose one's way.
Webster's New World
To stray from home, friends, familiar places, etc.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
  • stay
  • go direct
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noun
wanders
The act or an instance of wandering.
American Heritage

Other Word Forms of Wander

Noun

Singular:
wander
Plural:
wanders

Origin of Wander

  • From Middle English wandren, wandrien, from Old English wandrian (“to wander, roam, fly around, hover; change; stray, err"), from Proto-Germanic *wandrōnÄ… (“to wander"), from Proto-Indo-European *wendÊ°- (“to turn, wind"), equivalent to wend +"Ž -er (frequentative suffix). Cognate with Scots wander (“to wander"), German wandern (“to wander, roam, hike, migrate"), Swedish vandra (“to wander, hike").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English wanderen from Old English wandrian

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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