verb (used without object), ram·bled, ram·bling.
verb (used with object), ram·bled, ram·bling.
- rambert, dame marie,
- ramble on,
Origin of ramble
Examples from the Web for 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|DAILY BEAST
Now, the judges, while passionate as always, seem to have more time than ever to ramble.
The result is a long narrative that can ramble, as conversations do, but is an essential contribution all the same.
Come, forget it all and take a walk with me—a ramble back through the woods beyond the marsh.Anne Of The Island|Lucy Maud Montgomery
The roses would better be at or near the entrance or exit, or far enough above the rock work not to ramble over small plants.Making A Rock Garden|Henry Sherman Adams
We were far oftener late now, when we went out for a ramble.Wilfrid Cumbermede|George MacDonald
I do not above half like it, and think a ramble, arm in arm with you upon our native mountains, worth it all.The Sylph, Volume I and II|Georgiana Cavendish
We can't let 'em ramble indefinitely, or they'd fill the paper.The Record of Nicholas Freydon|A. J. (Alec John) Dawson
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.).