Definition of rambler in English:



  • 1A person who walks in the countryside for pleasure.

    ‘a ramblers' club’
    • ‘Trevor's close shave unfolded on August 17 when he and fellow Croydon ramblers were walking along the banks of the River Arun when he was stung twice by a hornet.’
    • ‘Daytrippers, ramblers, anglers and anyone involved in country pursuits are being urged to steer clear of farmland until the outbreak is over.’
    • ‘Officers are appealing to ramblers, dog walkers and joggers to be their ‘eyes and ears’ and help them track down those responsible.’
    • ‘We skirted up the valley side towards a stile that entered into the wood, marked by a painted yellow arrow for the benefit of country ramblers.’
    • ‘It may not be mountainous enough for truly daring climbers, but Britain's wonderful and diverse countryside can cater for serious hikers and weekend ramblers alike.’
    • ‘The law is predicted to bring benefits not just for ramblers but for the whole region by attracting more walkers and tourists.’
    • ‘A rambler had left the footpath for a picnic, despite signs saying ‘Please remain on the footpath’.’
    • ‘Together they shared a love of the countryside and were keen ramblers and fell walkers.’
    • ‘Ecologist Pete Guest takes ramblers on a Wandle Park wildlife walk at 1pm on Sunday, March 16, which will also visit the Wandle meadow.’
    • ‘The act gives ramblers the right to walk freely across mapped areas of open country, including mountains, moors and registered common land.’
    • ‘Mrs Rushworth also packs up walking equipment for ramblers and posts it on to their home address.’
    • ‘It is set in the beautiful, mysterious landscape of the Peak District in the North of England, populated by a bizarre collection of campers, ramblers and hikers.’
    • ‘A roadshow hits the region this week to promote new walking rights which should open up large swathes of land to ramblers and countryside enthusiasts.’
    • ‘Gates in a roadside fence enable residents to cross to Dibden Inclosure, which is popular with joggers, ramblers and dog walkers.’
    • ‘Parish councillors will discuss whether the scheme, which has been backed by ramblers and tourism chiefs, should be granted tonight at the Barlow Institute.’
    • ‘Our chosen walk is perfect for the inexperienced rambler as it is pretty much straight, with no map needed.’
    • ‘There have been sightings of the boys in the Northwich and Cuddington areas and police are appealing to landowners, walkers and ramblers to help track them down.’
    • ‘The pub is very popular with tourists, ramblers and with boaters on the canal, which runs just yards from the 190-year-old building.’
    • ‘The land the ramblers walked across yesterday is owned by water company United Utilities.’
    • ‘Walkers and ramblers tackling 16 new walks around the district are being pointed in the right direction thanks to a new booklet.’
    walker, hiker, stroller, saunterer, wanderer, roamer, rover, drifter, traveller, wayfarer
    View synonyms
  • 2A straggling or climbing rose.

    • ‘For example, place climbers and ramblers along fences, trellises, or next to arches or pergolas.’
    • ‘It comes in a variety of colors and styles, from ramblers to groundcovers.’
    • ‘The vigorous climbers known as ramblers that flower in the spring only may be pruned after flowering.’
    • ‘Then there's the difference between ramblers, scramblers and danglers.’
    • ‘Weeping standards of ramblers and climbers are lovely when grown correctly.’