- 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 strolling
In an Ohio Wal-Mart, John Crawford III was strolling around the store and had picked up an air rifle that was for sale there.When Police Violence Gets Personal
October 5, 2014
Pictures of Mitt strolling through campus for Ole Miss gameday.Ten Years On, Facebook Has Changed Politics
Kristen Soltis Anderson
February 4, 2014
Sometimes I think I see Putin, also naked, strolling along the beach towards us in black sunglasses!A Secret Putin Palace on Russia’s Black Sea?
August 13, 2012
Strolling through parks is apparently a popular hobby in Japan, and goes by the poetic and slightly racy name of “forest bathing.”Exercising Like a Caveman: A.J. Jacobs Gets Primal
April 10, 2012
Fake a pic of him and Larry Craig strolling through the Minneapolis airport.Eight Ways Mitt Romney Could Beat Newt Gingrich
December 16, 2011
Lorenzi and the Marchesa were strolling in the dusk across the greensward.Casanova's Homecoming
He went by Fulham and Putney, for the pleasure of strolling over the heath.Little Dorrit
"Tell me some of them," said Vernon, strolling along by her side.The Incomplete Amorist
I had bathed and breakfasted, and was strolling on the bright quays.The Uncommercial Traveller
Strolling along the sands one day, he observed a stranded cuttlefish.Self-Help
- to walk about in a leisurely manner
- (intr) to wander from place to place
- a leisurely walk
Word Origin and History for strolling
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.