- 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
OTHER WORDS FROM wanderingwan·der·ing·ly, adverbwan·der·ing·ness, nounun·wan·der·ing, adjectiveun·wan·der·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use wandering in a sentence
This is counter-intuitive because spontaneous fluctuations and mind-wandering can also lead to depressive rumination and anxiety.Why Making Our Brains Noisier Feels Good - Issue 96: Rewired|Thomas Nail|February 17, 2021|Nautilus
Mind-wandering is often considered a harmless quirk, as in the cliché of the scatter-brained professor.
Similar to playing and dreaming is the wandering of our minds.
When psychologists do that, they find that mind-wandering is staggeringly frequent.
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
I spotted American students wandering around London last week dressed in Stars and Stripes shorts and bikini tops.Home of the (Footballing) Brave: The U.S. Bested Britain in World Cup Spirit|Emma Woolf|July 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She observed his pale looks, and the distracted wandering of his eyes; but she would not notice either.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
This mode of learning promotes attention and prevents mind-wandering.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
He paled a little, and sucked his lip, his eyes wandering to the girl, who stood in stolid inapprehension of what was being said.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
John and Judas became the good and evil Wandering Jews of mediæval folklore.Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
He was relieved to learn that his grandson Moses Mole was not wandering about the garden, after all.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey