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Definition 1: an aimless amble on a winding course - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for meander in the sense of this definition

(meander is a kind of ...) a leisurely walk (usually in some public place)

Definition 2: a bend or curve, as in a stream or river - [noun denoting object]

(meander is a kind of ...) the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes

(... is a kind of meander ) a U-shaped curve in a stream

(... is part of meander) a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth

Definition 3: to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course - [verb of motion]

Samples where meander or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the river winds through the hills
  • the path meanders through the vineyards
  • sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body

Synonyms for meander in the sense of this definition

(meander is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of meander ) move along a winding path

"The army snaked through the jungle"

(meander has a similar meaning as ...) go via an indirect route or at no set pace

"After dinner, we wandered into town"

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