noun Scottish History.
Definition for wanderers (2 of 2)
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of wander
Examples from the Web for wanderers
Thanking him, and with hearts filled with new hope, the wanderers started forward.Historic Tales, Vol. 1 (of 15)|Charles Morris
The landlord himself, when the news reached him, came out to greet the wanderers and conduct them to a room.The Italian Twins|Lucy Fitch Perkins
On this was planted the new citadel, Byrsa, on which the wanderers erected a temple to their god Esmun (I. 377).The History of Antiquity, Vol. II (of VI)|Max Duncker
No signs of troubled times were to be seen in the floating home of the wanderers.Serapis, Complete|Georg Ebers
A reward of five pounds is promised for information of the whereabouts of the wanderers.'Rowlandson the Caricaturist. Second Volume|Joseph Grego
British Dictionary definitions for wanderers
verb (mainly intr)
Word Origin for wander
Word Origin and History for wanderers
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).