verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of meander
Synonyms for meander
Related Words for meandertraipse, ramble, stray, drift, snake, roam, stroll, twine, gallivant, peregrinate, twist, turn, range, recoil, wind, rove, vagabond, change, extravagate
Examples from the Web for meander
Contemporary Examples of 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
July 26, 2013
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
July 2, 2013
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
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.”
Historical Examples of meander
But I must meander back to town, and let the boys know you're in possession, safe and sound.Devil's Ford
Familiar with the meander of the bank below the ford, he saw what had happened.Laramie Holds the Range
Frank H. Spearman
All this the officer tells us as we meander across the smooth water.Round the Wonderful World
G. E. Mitton
He thinks that it may have been the origin of the Greek fret or meander pattern.
This is more imperative with the meander Swastika than with the normal.
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).