verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- mean to,
- mean value,
- mean value theorem,
- mean-tone tuning,
- meander line,
- meandering stream,
Origin of meander
Examples from the Web for meander
As announced in The New York Times, stores now track customers as they meander through the shop floor.How Big Data Is Entering Every Corner of Our Lives|Leo Hollis|July 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Solnit can take up a thought and follow its meander into as-yet unrevealed territory.The Collector: Rebecca Solnit on Textual Pleasure, Punk, and More|Lauren Elkin|July 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
All of them meander through multiple surprises to satisfying and unexpected endings.Our Favorite Books of 2012: Tina Brown, Andrew Sullivan, and Others’ Picks|The Daily Beast|December 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The English potter and ceramist Josiah Wedgwood loved the meander.
As it has come down to us “on the borders of pottery and textiles, the meander resembles a maze or labyrinth.”
Next to which there was upon it a meander of a cubit in height; it was composed of stones of all sorts of colors.The Antiquities of the Jews|Flavius Josephus
We go out for a drive, and alight from the carriage in the poplar grove, to meander in its shades, along its streams.The Book of Khalid|Ameen Rihani
Below is a waste of mud, through which meander a few inches of thick brown water.
The outer band exhibits a very curious combination of features, the whole figure, however, being based upon the meander.Pottery of the ancient Pueblos. (1886 N 04 / 1882-1883 (pages 257-360))|William Henry Holmes
Mong knew that the Meander stage would leave for Comanche at eight in the morning, or two hours before the drawing began.Claim Number One|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
Word Origin for meander
1570s, "confusion, intricacies," from Latin meander "a winding course," from Greek Maiandros, name of a river in Caria noted for its winding course (the Greeks used the name figuratively for winding patterns). In reference to river courses, in English, from 1590s. Adjectival forms are meandrine (1846); meandrous (1650s).
"flow in a winding course" (of rivers), 1610s, from meander (n.). Of a person, "to wander aimlessly" (1831), originally of persons traveling on a river (1821), perhaps influenced by confusion with maunder [OED]. Related: Meandered; meandering.