verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- wand reader,
- wander plug,
- wandering abscess,
- wandering albatross
Origin of wander
Examples from the Web for wandered
They initially saw no traffic at all as they came to Canfield Drive, and they wandered into the middle of the street.90 Seconds of Fury in Ferguson Are the Key to Making Peace in America|Michael Daly|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The words that changed everything came after his wife had wandered off to photograph a collapsed building.
They had wandered up and down, unable to deliver themselves of their parcel.
I wandered around aimlessly for a while, then gave the goose to an acquiescent hippy on a barge.The Life and Art of Radical Provocateur—and Commune Leader—Otto Muehl|Anthony Haden-Guest|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He wandered into Fountain City, a suburb of Knoxville, where he fended for himself.Football Great Bob Suffridge Wanders Through the End Zone of Life|Paul Hemphill|September 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I wandered on, heavy sniping hissing over my head or into the parapet, covering me with clay occasionally.Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie|George Brenton Laurie
First she wandered all over the point, making it look afterwards as if a herd had passed.Wilderness Ways|William J Long
It seemed to me, then, that she had got lost in the woods, and had wandered thus over some trail to the path where she had met me.The American Baron|James De Mille
She paid the debt promptly from a flexible gold mesh bag on the table; then stooped and wandered among his books.The Three Black Pennys|Joseph Hergesheimer
The reporter walked out of the office and wandered up to Bellevue Hospital.Toaster's Handbook|Peggy Edmund and Harold W. Williams, compilers
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).