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WANDERING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does wandering mean? 

WANDERING (noun)
  The noun WANDERING has 1 sense:

1. travelling about without any clear destination

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


WANDERING (adjective)
  The adjective WANDERING has 3 senses:

1. (of groups of people) tending to travel and change settlements frequently
2. of a path e.g.
3. having no fixed course

  Familiarity information: WANDERING used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


WANDERING (noun)


Sense 1wandering [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Travelling about without any clear destination

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

roving; vagabondage; wandering

Context example:

she followed him in his wanderings and looked after him

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

travel; traveling; travelling (the act of going from one place to another)

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

drifting (aimless wandering from place to place)


WANDERING (adjective)


Sense 1wandering [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of groups of people) tending to travel and change settlements frequently

Synonyms:

nomadic; peregrine; roving; wandering; mobile

Context examples:

a restless mobile society / the nomadic habits of the Bedouins / believed the profession of a peregrine typist would have a happy future / wandering tribes

Similar:

unsettled (not settled or established)


Sense 2wandering [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of a path e.g.

Synonyms:

meandering; rambling; wandering; winding

Context examples:

meandering streams / rambling forest paths / the river followed its wandering course / a winding country road

Similar:

indirect (not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination)


Sense 3wandering [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having no fixed course

Synonyms:

erratic; planetary; wandering

Context examples:

an erratic comet / his life followed a wandering course / a planetary vagabond

Similar:

unsettled (not settled or established)


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