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Adjective: rambling  ram-b(u-)ling
  1. Spreading out in different directions or distributed irregularly
    "rambling handwriting";
    - sprawling, straggling, straggly
  2. (of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects
    "a rambling discursive book";
    - digressive, discursive, excursive
  3. Turning irregularly, not going directly to the destination
    "rambling forest paths";
    - meandering, wandering, winding
Noun: rambling  ram-b(u-)ling
  1. [Brit] Walking in the countryside for pleasure or sport
    - walking [Brit], hiking, bushwalking [Austral, NZ]
  2. Long talk or text without a clear structure or message
Verb: ramble  ram-bul
  1. Continue talking or writing in a desultory manner
    "This novel rambles on and jogs";
    - ramble on, jog
  2. Move about aimlessly or without any fixed destination
    "They rambled from town to town";
    - roll, wander, swan [informal], stray, tramp, roam, cast, rove, range, drift, vagabond [archaic]
  3. Go, come, or spread in a rambling or irregular way
    - sprawl, straggle
  4. Walk in the countryside for pleasure

Derived forms: ramblings

See also: indirect, untidy

Type of: carry on, continue, distribute, go, go on, locomote, move, proceed, spread, travel, walk, walking

Encyclopedia: Rambling, Gambling Willie