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MEANDER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does meander mean? 

MEANDER (noun)
  The noun MEANDER has 2 senses:

1. a bend or curve, as in a stream or river
2. an aimless amble on a winding course

  Familiarity information: MEANDER used as a noun is rare.


MEANDER (verb)
  The verb MEANDER has 1 sense:

1. to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course

  Familiarity information: MEANDER used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MEANDER (noun)


Sense 1meander [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A bend or curve, as in a stream or river

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Hypernyms ("meander" is a kind of...):

curve; curved shape (the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "meander"):

oxbow (a U-shaped curve in a stream)

Holonyms ("meander" is a part of...):

stream; watercourse (a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth)


Sense 2meander [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An aimless amble on a winding course

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

ramble; meander

Hypernyms ("meander" is a kind of...):

amble; perambulation; promenade; saunter; stroll (a leisurely walk (usually in some public place))


MEANDER (verb)


Sense 1meander [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

meander; thread; wind; wander; weave

Context examples:

the river winds through the hills / the path meanders through the vineyards / sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body

Hypernyms (to "meander" is one way to...):

go; locomote; move; travel (change location; move, travel, or proceed)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "meander"):

snake (move along a winding path)

Sentence frames:

Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


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