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Adjective: wandering  wón-d(u-)ring
  1. Having no fixed home; changing location regularly as required for work or food
    "wandering tribes";
    - mobile, nomadic, peregrine [archaic], roving
  2. Turning irregularly, not going directly to the destination
    "the river followed its wandering course";
    - meandering, rambling, winding
  3. Having no fixed course
    "his life followed a wandering course";
    - erratic, planetary
Noun: wandering  wón-d(u-)ring
  1. Travelling about without any clear destination
    "she followed him in his wanderings and looked after him";
    - roving, vagabondage
Verb: wander  wón-du(r)
  1. Go via an indirect route or at no set pace
    "After dinner, we wandered into town"
  2. Move about aimlessly or without any fixed destination
    "the wandering Jew";
    - roll, swan [informal], stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond [archaic]
  3. To move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
    "sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body";
    - weave, wind[2], thread, meander
  4. Lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking
    "her mind wanders";
    - digress, stray, divagate
  5. Be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage
    "Might her husband be wandering?";
    - cheat on, cheat, cuckold, betray

Derived forms: wanderings

See also: indirect, ranging, unsettled

Type of: continue, cozen [literary], deceive, delude, go, go forward, lead on, locomote, move, move ahead, proceed, tell, travel, traveling [US], travelling [Brit, Cdn]

Encyclopedia: Wandering, Western Australia

Wander, Karl Friedrich Wilhelm