Definition of stroll in English:



  • 1Walk in a leisurely way.

    ‘I strolled around the city’
    • ‘Watching people stroll the grounds and explore the 18th century hall was very rewarding.’
    • ‘He strolled off down the hallway, but not before sending Ryan a glare, which Ryan determinedly ignored.’
    • ‘He was heard crying by a passing couple strolling through the park.’
    • ‘Couples strolled along the paths, hand in hand, laughing and smiling.’
    • ‘Now imagine another person, calm and in control, strolling leisurely through the airport.’
    • ‘Men strolled on the sidewalks, clad in long billowing cloaks, with openly displayed swords.’
    • ‘As I strolled lazily along the beach this afternoon, I found a beautiful silver bracelet.’
    • ‘Arlene strolled back into the living room with glasses of orange juice and English muffins.’
    • ‘As she strolled briskly down the sidewalk, Lewanna pulled a large brown clip out of her purse.’
    • ‘Three stable boys strolled down the hall, laughing and teasing each other.’
    • ‘Tracy and Trent walked off and Brian and I strolled off down the street towards my house.’
    • ‘She shut the door, smiled at Quartz and strolled back into the living room.’
    • ‘Sitting on the lawn of Burnaby Mountain Park, Jester confidently strolled up to me at our pre-arranged meeting spot.’
    • ‘Matt Saunders strolled casually down the icy street, a thick black toque pulled snugly over his curly brown hair.’
    • ‘Eric drew away and calmly strolled up to his throne.’
    • ‘We began to stroll casually down the street.’
    • ‘The passing looks were even more frequent, the whispers even louder as I confidently strolled down the corridors.’
    • ‘They were silent for a few minutes, strolling lazily down the sidewalk.’
    • ‘He tucked his hands into the pant pockets as he casually strolled down the monolithic hallway.’
    • ‘I strolled lazily along the beach, taking in the rolling waves and soft sand.’
    saunter, amble, wander, meander, ramble, dawdle, promenade, walk, go for a walk, take a walk, roam, traipse, stretch one's legs, get some exercise, get some air, take the air
    mosey, tootle
    pootle, bimble, mooch, swan
    perambulate, peregrinate
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  • 2Achieve a sporting victory without effort.

    ‘the horse strolled home by 12 lengths’
    • ‘In fact, he had to visit the pits for repairs and Willie strolled home for our first class victory of the year.’
    • ‘In his absence, Kicking King strolled to a comfortable five-length victory.’
    • ‘Albion had the look of a side expecting to stroll to victory, and in the first five minutes they probably thought that they were on track.’
    • ‘Davydenko, who has already strolled to two titles this season, has yet to break his duck on grass.’
    • ‘Under the old format Sale would have strolled to victory in their Jubilee women's Cup final.’
    • ‘Coldstream worked hard during the contest, but the gulf in class was obvious as Brechin strolled to victory.’
    • ‘Bingley Congs knocked over visitors for 80 and strolled to an eight-wicket victory.’
    • ‘York tried seven bowlers, almost without success, as the Academy strolled comfortably to victory.’
    • ‘West Indies strolled to a composed victory over Sri Lanka to book their place in the semi-finals.’


  • 1A short leisurely walk.

    ‘we took a stroll in the garden’
    • ‘When you get back, take a short stroll on the Riverfront Promenade, which begins on the east side of Tower Bridge at the foot of Capitol Mall.’
    • ‘We started a leisurely stroll through what really were beautiful gardens.’
    • ‘It is a short stroll from the town centre and is within walking distance of the Dart station.’
    • ‘Noisy interruptions to leisurely forest strolls could soon be a thing of the past.’
    • ‘The surrounding countryside promises many delightful walks from gentle strolls to rugged hill climbing.’
    • ‘When last Tuesday I took a leisurely stroll to a San Francisco café it seemed an ordinary Californian day.’
    • ‘During meetings we'll take leisurely strolls along pedestrian friendly streets and get to know our neighbors.’
    • ‘Rather than turn straight round and return home we had a coffee break and then a short stroll along the path by the Bridgwater Canal.’
    • ‘The festival offers a week of organised walks ranging from short strolls to challenging long distance routes.’
    • ‘Hand in hand, they made a leisurely stroll across the garden, stopping from time to time to remark on one bravely struggling flower here or a sturdy vine there.’
    • ‘A short stroll along memory lane reveals an interesting range of speciality shops including antiques, art and craft, gift shops and galleries.’
    • ‘Milk, bread, and other necessities are just a short stroll away.’
    • ‘There are a number of well-marked trails offering interesting walks ranging from short pleasant strolls to serious full-day hikes.’
    • ‘In the case of the Eel Garden, it's a short stroll out of the Dive Urge dive centre and into the sea.’
    • ‘It is suitable for most age groups who enjoy a leisurely stroll, making a lovely afternoons walk for families.’
    • ‘Bolton Council's rangers have a series of events taking place to suit everyone - with fun days, music and leisurely strolls.’
    • ‘The announcement is welcome news for the many walkers who use the Barrow track for a leisurely stroll.’
    • ‘A range of supermarkets and late night opening convenience shops are also only a short stroll away.’
    • ‘Sunday is the traditional beach-going day and traffic is stopped along the neighbouring roads to allow for leisurely afternoon strolls.’
    • ‘Other walks will also include rural rambles, a walk around the town centre, short strolls, hard moorland walks and family walks.’
    saunter, amble, wander, walk, turn, promenade, airing, breather
    outing, excursion, jaunt
    mosey, tootle
    pootle, bimble, mooch
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  • 2A victory or objective that is easily achieved.

    • ‘The young man that was about to rudely spoil Carlow's lazy stroll in the sun to victory was still marooned in the stand.’
    • ‘Their supporters can barely rouse themselves for regulation home league wins achieved at a stroll.’


Early 17th century (in the sense ‘roam as a vagrant’): probably from German strollen, strolchen, from Strolch vagabond, of unknown ultimate origin.