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Definition 1: lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking - [verb of communication]

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

  • She always digresses when telling a story
  • her mind wanders
  • Don't digress when you give a lecture

Synonyms for wander in the sense of this definition

(wander is a kind of ...) let something be known

"Tell them that you will be late"

Definition 2: move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment - [verb of motion]

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

  • The gypsies roamed the woods
  • roving vagabonds
  • the wandering Jew
  • The cattle roam across the prairie
  • the laborers drift from one town to the next
  • They rolled from town to town

Synonyms for wander in the sense of this definition

(wander 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 wander ) wander aimlessly

(... is a kind of wander ) wander aimlessly in search of pleasure

(wander has a similar meaning as ...) wander from a direct course or at random

"The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her" "don't drift from the set course"

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

"After dinner, we wandered into town"

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

Samples where wander 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 wander in the sense of this definition

(wander 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 wander ) move along a winding path

"The army snaked through the jungle"

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

"After dinner, we wandered into town"

Definition 4: go via an indirect route or at no set pace - [verb of motion]

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

  • After dinner, we wandered into town

(wander is a kind of ...) move ahead; travel onward in time or space

"We proceeded towards Washington" "She continued in the direction of the hills" "We are moving ahead in time now"

(wander has a similar meaning as ...) move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment

"The gypsies roamed the woods" "roving vagabonds" "the wandering Jew" "The cattle roam across the prairie" "the laborers drift from one town to the next" "They rolled from town to town"

(wander has a similar meaning as ...) to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course

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

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

  • She cheats on her husband
  • Might her husband be wandering?

Synonyms for wander in the sense of this definition

(wander is a kind of ...) be false to; be dishonest with

(... is a kind of wander ) carry on a romantic relationship with two people at the same time

(... is a kind of wander ) commit adultery

"he plays around a lot"

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