roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond(verb)
move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
"The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next"; "They rolled from town to town"
roam, project, hustle, wrap, verify, spue, redact, affirm, drift, draw, cast off, wave, array, assert, cheat on, mold, float, cast, put, twine, slog, turn over, avow, cheat, throw away, frame, place, roll up, seethe, pasture, crop, vomit up, browse, chuck, mould, roll, throw up, contrive, retch, purge, rate, betray, tramp, disgorge, swear, plod, meander, flap, blow, lay out, pad, shed, wheel, shake off, barf, graze, weave, stray, wind, range, vagabond, swan, rank, grade, couch, thread, pluck, freewheel, rove, be adrift, ramble, regurgitate, cuckold, throw off, straddle, throw, cat, vomit, ramble on, revolve, order, hurtle, spew, honk, roll out, regorge, drop, set out, aver, run, jog, hurl, trudge, err, upchuck, footslog, be sick, undulate, digress, sick, divagate, puke
cheat on, cheat, cuckold, betray, wander(verb)
be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage
"She cheats on her husband"; "Might her husband be wandering?"
roll, betray, vagabond, shaft, stag, wind, meander, ramble, thread, chicane, screw, deceive, range, fail, stray, sell, bewray, chouse, snitch, lead astray, roam, cheat, shit, give away, grass, rip off, shop, chisel, cast, divagate, weave, digress, jockey, swan, tramp, rove, denounce, cuckold, drift, tell on, cheat on, rat
go via an indirect route or at no set pace
"After dinner, we wandered into town"
weave, wind, thread, meander, wander(verb)
to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
"the river winds through the hills"; "the path meanders through the vineyards"; "sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body"
rove, vagabond, wind, meander, nose, hoist, thread, wrap, twist, range, stray, string, roll, lift, twine, scent, cast, cheat, wreathe, tissue, divagate, curve, digress, swan, wind up, tramp, cheat on, interweave, draw, betray, ramble, cuckold, drift, waver, weave, roam
digress, stray, divagate, wander(verb)
lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking
"She always digresses when telling a story"; "her mind wanders"; "Don't digress when you give a lecture"
sidetrack, cheat on, ramble, rove, range, stray, divagate, err, cast, betray, thread, cheat, roam, wind, roll, digress, swan, cuckold, drift, depart, straggle, weave, tramp, meander, vagabond
To move without purpose; often in search of livelihood.
To go for a wander
To commit adultery.
To go somewhere indirectly or at varying speeds; to move in a curved path.
Of the mind, to lose focus or clarity of argument or attention.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To wander (Anglo-Saxon windan, wind) is to move in an indefinite or indeterminate way which may or may not be a departure from a prescribed way; to deviate (Latin de, from, and via, a way) is to turn from a prescribed or right way, physically, mentally, or morally, usually in an unfavorable sense; to diverge (Latin di, apart, and vergo, incline, tend) is to turn from a course previously followed or that something else follows, and has no unfavorable implication; to digress (Latin di, apart, aside, and gradior, step) is used only with reference to speaking or writing; to err is used of intellectual or moral action, and of the moral with primary reference to the intellectual, an error being viewed as in some degree due to ignorance. Range, roam, and rove imply the traversing of considerable, often of vast, distances of land or sea; range commonly implies a purpose; as, cattle range for food; a hunting-dog ranges a field for game. Roam and rove are often purposeless, and always without definite aim. To swerve or veer is to turn suddenly from a prescribed or previous course, and often but momentarily; veer is more capricious and repetitious; the horse swerves at the flash of a sword; the wind veers; the ship veers with the wind. To stray is to go in a somewhat purposeless way aside from the regular path or usual limits or abode, usually with unfavorable implication; cattle stray from their pastures; an author strays from his subject; one strays from the path of virtue. Stray is in most uses a lighter word than wander. Ramble, in its literal use, is always a word of pleasant suggestion, but in its figurative use always somewhat contemptuous; as, rambling talk.
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How to use wander in a sentence?
1. A question is a prayer to one's self. 2. Wars prove that the past will destroy the future. 3. The heart of darkness will bestow either holiness or madness. A voice from the depths of the gloomy loneliness of the soul will bestow an amazing observer philosophy. 4. Abstract transformations of chance prove that there is no order and will not even be in high culture. 5. The heart of reality beats in the rhythm of verses and music of beatniks, endless improvisations of opinions are like gloomy but romantic apathy of jazz - these are timid steps to the truth, as if connecting usb wires of the logic of various people, we are connected to eternity in eternal unity, we learn the common self of humanity. Exhaling cigarette smoke looking into the future with black glasses, fear that does not see terror in our eyes, he sees through glasses only courage and courage where we seem to take the last leap into the abyss of inevitability. A ray of light hits in the distance, we go to the end from dawn to dawn, snapping our fingers, we go to the climax of truth coming out of the fog of self-deception, breathing in the air of freedom from illusions, we where there are no screens of annoying instincts and other vices of self-destruction. 6. Advertising is the harshest dictator of values. 7. Accident is communication with reality. 8. Socialization is the slavery of self-deception. 9. Loneliness is music in the soul that voices feelings and emotions permeated by being. The endless quest for meaning in the impasse of fate. Lyrical melodies in the void of consciousness, in the zone of infinite loneliness, the soul of a doomed soul to wander in the inevitability of a timeless sense of eternity. In fearless courage, the adoption of an interdimensional hybrid reality takes place that becomes one from humility. 10. All our values are in memory. 11. Patience like wine, over time you will experience the rich taste of detail. 12. Gene transformation shapes thinking and the future. 13. A lonely person is like the restless soul of reality, an ever wandering spirit in the eternal darkness of despair in the cosmic void of loneliness, meeting the dawns of the twilight of sorrow. 14. Race: smile A race of smiles or a race called: Smile. This is my fantastic race of vision that you see in my many drawings. Their smiles as a symbol of awareness are something absolutely brilliant. 15. Forgiveness is better than eternal anger, which everyone does not care about. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich
It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place or within range of a telescreen. The smallest thing could give you away. A nervous tic, an unconscious look of anxiety, a habit of muttering to yourself—anything that carried with it the suggestion of abnormality, of having something to hide. In any case, to wear an improper expression on your face ... was itself a punishable offense. There was even a word for it in Newspeak: facecrime ...
A bird without wings and a man without art are both condemned to wander in low places; they can never soar up to those unrivaled heights.
I want to speak to my children who live in the city, if someone gets sick how do we call a doctor ? If our animals wander off, how do we call neighboring villages to find out where they went ?
Markets are going to wander a little here. I don't see any trend up or down, it's going to be sideways, our view is we're still going to have fairly volatile markets.
Translations for wander
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- vagarCatalan, Valencian
- herumziehen, wandeln, stromern, umherschweifen, zigeunern, umherstreifen, schlendern, umherstreichen, bummeln, abschweifenGerman
- τριγυρίζω, τριγυρνώ, τριγύρισμαGreek
- vagi, vagoEsperanto
- divagar, errar, vagar, peregrinar, aventurar, pajarear, pajaronear, deambular, engañarSpanish
- pettää, kierrellä, käydä vieraissa, harhailla, kaarrella, [[tehdä]] [[aviorikos]], vaeltaa, vaellella, tehdä huorin, harhautua, eksyä, kiertää, [[olla]] [[uskoton]], [[ajautua]] [[sivuun]]Finnish
- errer, vaguer, divaguerFrench
- barangol, kóborol, barangolás, letér, vándorlás, vándorol, elkalandozik, kószál, megcsal, félrelépHungarian
- bighellonare, vagare, svicolare, serpeggiare, passeggiare, tradire, divagare, vagabondaggio, errare, vagabondare, allontanarsi, girovagareItalian
- さ迷う, ぶらつく, うろつく, 迷う, 横道にそれるJapanese
- klajojimas, klajonė, klajotiLithuanian
- kaewa, ānau, kāewaewa, takiwhenua, tīpao, whakakaewa, taiāmikiMāori
- zwerven, rondtrekken, afdwalen, dolen, vreemdgaanDutch
- włóczyć się, spacerPolish
- vagueação, vagar, perambular, perambulaçãoPortuguese
- plimba, umblaRomanian
- слоняться, блуждать, шататься, странствие, шляться, бродитьRussian
- đi lang thangVietnamese
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