- to walk leisurely as inclination directs; ramble; saunter; take a walk: to stroll along the beach.
- to wander or rove from place to place; roam: strolling troubadours.
- to saunter along or through: to stroll the countryside.
- a leisurely walk; ramble; saunter: a short stroll before supper.
Origin of stroll
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Examples from the Web for stroll
Williams said he went to the lake to take a stroll “because of his heart.”Exposed: The Gay-Bashing Pastor’s Same-Sex Assault
December 21, 2014
After the rally is over, Malloy joins Padilla for a stroll through Fair Haven.Dan Malloy Is Progressives’ Dream Governor. So Why Isn’t He Winning?
October 30, 2014
I hope I have time to stroll along the beautiful River Walk – it really is the heart and soul of the city!Women in the World Texas Sneak Peek
October 20, 2014
As we stroll through SoHo, we spot a tall, thin, pale man dressed in all black with bottle-blond hair.Chloe Sevigny on ‘The Cosmopolitans,’ New York’s Frat Boy Takeover, and ‘Asshole’ Michael Alig
August 24, 2014
Tired of the classical sculptures, impressionist paintings, and chipped ancient relics you stroll past at your local art museum?Beware: Connecticut’s Museum of the Occult May Kill You
July 3, 2014
Stop for us at the Laurels, about eleven, or p'r'aps I'll stroll over and get you.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Apparently without a care in the world, he continued his stroll.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
When Mr. Lorry had finished his breakfast, he went out for a stroll on the beach.A Tale of Two Cities
However, out of caution, I walked round the house, as if taking a stroll.A Hero of Our Time
M. Y. Lermontov
And to avoid the bewildering depths into which we were led, we suggested a stroll on the sands.The Book of Khalid
- to walk about in a leisurely manner
- (intr) to wander from place to place
- a leisurely walk
Word Origin and History for stroll
c.1600, a cant word introduced from the Continent, probably from dialectal German strollen, variant of German strolchen "to stroll, loaf," from strolch "vagabond, vagrant," also "fortuneteller," perhaps from Italian astrologo "astrologer." Related: Strolled; strolling. The noun is 1814, from the verb.