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wandermore about wander


  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wander  \Wan"der\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Wandered};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Wandering}.]  [OE.  wandren  wandrien  AS  wandrian  akin 
  to  G.  wandern  to  wander;  fr  AS  windan  to  turn.  See  {Wind} 
  to  turn.] 
  1.  To  ramble  here  and  there  without  any  certain  course  or 
  with  no  definite  object  in  view;  to  range  about  to 
  stroll;  to  rove;  as  to  wander  over  the  fields. 
  They  wandered  about  in  sheepskins  and  goatskins. 
  --Heb.  xi  37. 
  He  wandereth  abroad  for  bread.  --Job  xv  23. 
  2.  To  go  away  to  depart;  to  stray  off  to  deviate;  to  go 
  astray;  as  a  writer  wanders  from  his  subject. 
  When  God  caused  me  to  wander  from  my  father's  house. 
  --Gen.  xx  13. 
  O,  let  me  not  wander  from  thy  commandments.  --Ps. 
  cxix.  10. 
  3.  To  be  delirious;  not  to  be  under  the  guidance  of  reason; 
  to  rave;  as  the  mind  wanders. 
  Syn:  To  roam;  rove;  range;  stroll;  gad;  stray;  straggly;  err; 
  swerve;  deviate;  depart. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wander  \Wan"der\,  v.  t. 
  To  travel  over  without  a  certain  course;  to  traverse;  to 
  stroll  through  [R.]  ``[Elijah]  wandered  this  barren  waste.'' 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  wander  about  aimlessly;  "The  gypsies  roamed  the  woods"  [syn: 
  {swan},  {stray},  {roam},  {cast},  {ramble},  {rove},  {range}, 
  {drift},  {vagabond}] 
  2:  be  sexually  unfaithful  to  one's  partner  in  marriage;  "She 
  cheats  on  her  husband";  "Might  her  husband  be  wandering?" 
  [syn:  {cheat  on},  {cheat},  {cuckold},  {betray}] 
  3:  turn  aside  esp.  from  the  main  subject  of  attention  or 
  course  of  argument  in  writing  or  speaking;  "She  always 
  digresses  when  telling  a  story"  [syn:  {digress},  {stray}, 

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