verb (used without object), ram·bled, ram·bling.
verb (used with object), ram·bled, ram·bling.
Origin of ramble
Synonyms for ramble
Related Words for rambletraipse, zigzag, digress, roam, straggle, meander, amble, saunter, stroll, babble, wander, peregrination, trip, hike, constitutional, perambulation, turn, tour, excursion, roaming
Examples from the Web for ramble
Contemporary Examples of ramble
So he started alone for a ramble among the Channel Islands, and I went back to Paris.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show
Robert W. Chambers
February 20, 2014
Now, the judges, while passionate as always, seem to have more time than ever to ramble.The Reality Makeover That Failed
August 10, 2010
The result is a long narrative that can ramble, as conversations do, but is an essential contribution all the same.The Unguarded Bill Clinton
October 5, 2009
Historical Examples of ramble
I ramble around the park and see lovers on benches—it's rather thrilling.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Lying on my back and gazing up, I felt reluctant to rise and renew my ramble.Green Mansions
W. H. Hudson
We were far oftener late now, when we went out for a ramble.Wilfrid Cumbermede
He let her ramble on, for he wanted now to hear about his mother, of whom he knew so little.Changing Winds
St. John G. Ervine
However, I stumbled on it after that ramble along the quays!His Masterpiece
Word Origin for ramble
mid-15c., perhaps frequentative of romen "to walk, go" (see roam), perhaps via romblen (late 14c.) "to ramble." The vowel change perhaps by influence of Middle Dutch rammelen, a derivative of rammen "copulate," "used of the night wanderings of the amorous cat" [Weekley]. Meaning "to talk or write incoherently" is from 1630s. Related: Rambled; rambling.
"a roving or wandering," 1650s, from ramble (v.).