- aimless travels; meanderings: Her wanderings took her all over the world.
- disordered thoughts or utterances; incoherencies: mental wanderings; the wanderings of delirium.
Origin of wandering
Definition for wandering (2 of 2)
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of wander
Examples from the Web for wandering
Mr. Bachner found it by wandering through the market and identified a craftsmen here who works in a tiny booth.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech|Liza Foreman|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And, in a gratuitous show of homicidal prowess, Moses kills two assassins he meets while wandering in the desert of Sinai.
After wandering at haphazard some little way I met a peasant in a sleigh.
He showed signs of a restless, wandering soul, someone searching for meaning around him.Bergdahl’s Bitter Homecoming: The Psychological Cost of War|Jean Kim|July 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
While wandering the grounds, I keep an eye out for suspicious lumps in the dirt.Pablo Escobar’s Private Prison Is Now Run by Monks for Senior Citizens|Jeff Campagna|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After wandering about for some time, he took up his residence in Charleston, where he amassed a splendid fortune.Alonzo and Melissa|Daniel Jackson, Jr.
At times, from far up the moorland comes down even the strange cry of a buzzard, or the croak of a wandering raven.In the West Country|Francis A. Knight
Who knows where he may be wandering as a beggar among people who speak another tongue?
Wandering hither and thither at hazard, he found himself in the great gallery devoted to Egyptian stone objects and sculpture.Smith and the Pharaohs, and Other Tales|Henry Rider Haggard
Gradually the great mountains at the head of the lake freed themselves from the last wandering cloud-wreaths.Lady Rose's Daughter|Mrs. Humphry Ward
British Dictionary definitions for wandering
verb (mainly intr)
Word Origin for wander
Word Origin and History for wandering
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).