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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, roving
  2. Having no fixed course
    "his life followed a wandering course";
    - erratic, planetary
  3. Turning irregularly, not going directly to the destination
    "the river followed its wandering course";
    - meandering, rambling, winding
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 destination, often in search of food or employment
    "the wandering Jew";
    - roll, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond
  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, unsettled

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

Encyclopedia: Wandering, Western Australia