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RAMBLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ramble mean? 

RAMBLE (noun)
  The noun RAMBLE has 1 sense:

1. an aimless amble on a winding course

  Familiarity information: RAMBLE used as a noun is very rare.


RAMBLE (verb)
  The verb RAMBLE has 2 senses:

1. continue talking or writing in a desultory manner
2. move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment

  Familiarity information: RAMBLE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RAMBLE (noun)


Sense 1ramble [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An aimless amble on a winding course

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

ramble; meander

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

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


RAMBLE (verb)


Sense 1ramble [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Continue talking or writing in a desultory manner

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

jog; ramble; ramble on

Context example:

This novel rambles on and jogs

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

carry on; continue; go on; proceed (continue talking)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


Sense 2ramble [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

wander; vagabond; stray; rove; roam; range; ramble; swan; drift; tramp; cast; roll

Context examples:

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

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

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

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

maunder (wander aimlessly)

gad; gallivant; jazz around (wander aimlessly in search of pleasure)

Sentence frames:

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

Sentence examples:

They ramble the countryside
They ramble in the countryside


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