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wander

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The really happy man never laughs—seldom—though he may smile. He does not need to laugh, for laughter, like weeping is a relief of mental tension—and the happy are not over strung.
Prof. F. A. P. Aveling
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English

Etymology

Old English wandrian.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
wander

Plural
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wander ({{{1}}})
  1. The act or instance of wandering.
    To go for a wander

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to wander

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to wander (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To move without purpose; often in search of livelihood.
  2. (intransitive) To commit adultery.
  3. (intransitive) To go somewhere indirectly or at varying speeds; to move in a curved path.
  4. (intransitive) Of the mind, to lose focus or clarity of argument or attention.

Synonyms

  • (move without purpose): err, roam
  • (commit adultery): cheat
  • (go somewhere indirectly):
  • (lose focus): drift

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