verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of wander
Synonyms for wander
Related Words for wandertrek, traipse, ramble, stray, cruise, hike, float, drift, roam, straggle, meander, amble, saunter, stroll, veer, gad, gallivant, trail, deviate, peregrinate
Examples from the Web for wander
Contemporary Examples of wander
Finally, I have to wander slightly off brief with my last two recommendations.Doctors Can Write More Than Prescriptions: The Best Books by Doctors
August 14, 2014
One can even rent out the villa here or wander down from the Arc de Triomphe and peek through the fence.Paris’s Secret Fashion Week Haunts
July 8, 2014
Of all the war-torn eras in the all the history of the world, why, Frank Miller and Zack Snyder, did you have to wander into mine?‘300’ Is a Misleading, Muscle-Bound Travesty of Ancient History
March 13, 2014
Guests snatch up the eccentric-looking drinks that line the bar as they wander around before the performance.A Mad Feast Is the Next 'Sleep No More'
February 3, 2014
In Jordan, in Kuwait, in Turkey, not even a dog could wander into Iraq, but from Der ez-Sour we went where we wanted.The Fourth War: My Lunch with a Jihadi
January 21, 2014
Historical Examples of wander
Why else should they wander together in the woods, or be so lost in talk by rustic streams?The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
They can wander on the banks of the Kladeos and the Alpheios.Buried Cities, Part 2
She had to wander around and around, and get food and drink wherever she could find them.Classic Myths
Mary Catherine Judd
You wander whither you will, meeting few, and disturbed by none.
How far is the district over which these strange Dhahs are said to wander?
verb (mainly intr)
Word Origin for wander
Old English wandrian "move about aimlessly, wander," from West Germanic *wandrojan (cf. Old Frisian wondria, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch wanderen, German wandern "to wander," a variant form of the root represented in Old High German wantalon "to walk, wander"), from root *wend- "to turn" (see wind (v.)). In reference to the mind, affections, etc., attested from c.1400. Related: Wandered; wandering. The Wandering Jew of Christian legend first mentioned 13c. (cf. French le juif errant, German der ewige Jude).