Definition of stroll in US English:

stroll

verb

[no object]
  • Walk in a leisurely way.

    ‘I strolled around the city’
    • ‘The passing looks were even more frequent, the whispers even louder as I confidently strolled down the corridors.’
    • ‘He tucked his hands into the pant pockets as he casually strolled down the monolithic hallway.’
    • ‘Matt Saunders strolled casually down the icy street, a thick black toque pulled snugly over his curly brown hair.’
    • ‘Men strolled on the sidewalks, clad in long billowing cloaks, with openly displayed swords.’
    • ‘Watching people stroll the grounds and explore the 18th century hall was very rewarding.’
    • ‘I strolled lazily along the beach, taking in the rolling waves and soft sand.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We began to stroll casually down the street.’
    • ‘They were silent for a few minutes, strolling lazily down the sidewalk.’
    • ‘Arlene strolled back into the living room with glasses of orange juice and English muffins.’
    • ‘He strolled off down the hallway, but not before sending Ryan a glare, which Ryan determinedly ignored.’
    • ‘Couples strolled along the paths, hand in hand, laughing and smiling.’
    • ‘As she strolled briskly down the sidewalk, Lewanna pulled a large brown clip out of her purse.’
    • ‘Eric drew away and calmly strolled up to his throne.’
    • ‘Now imagine another person, calm and in control, strolling leisurely through the airport.’
    • ‘Sitting on the lawn of Burnaby Mountain Park, Jester confidently strolled up to me at our pre-arranged meeting spot.’
    • ‘She shut the door, smiled at Quartz and strolled back into the living room.’
    • ‘As I strolled lazily along the beach this afternoon, I found a beautiful silver bracelet.’
    • ‘He was heard crying by a passing couple strolling through the park.’
    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
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noun

  • 1A short leisurely walk.

    • ‘The surrounding countryside promises many delightful walks from gentle strolls to rugged hill climbing.’
    • ‘Bolton Council's rangers have a series of events taking place to suit everyone - with fun days, music and leisurely strolls.’
    • ‘Noisy interruptions to leisurely forest strolls could soon be a thing of the past.’
    • ‘The festival offers a week of organised walks ranging from short strolls to challenging long distance routes.’
    • ‘There are a number of well-marked trails offering interesting walks ranging from short pleasant strolls to serious full-day hikes.’
    • ‘It is suitable for most age groups who enjoy a leisurely stroll, making a lovely afternoons walk for families.’
    • ‘During meetings we'll take leisurely strolls along pedestrian friendly streets and get to know our neighbors.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Milk, bread, and other necessities are just a short stroll away.’
    • ‘The announcement is welcome news for the many walkers who use the Barrow track for a leisurely stroll.’
    • ‘Other walks will also include rural rambles, a walk around the town centre, short strolls, hard moorland walks and family walks.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘When last Tuesday I took a leisurely stroll to a San Francisco café it seemed an ordinary Californian day.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Sunday is the traditional beach-going day and traffic is stopped along the neighbouring roads to allow for leisurely afternoon strolls.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A short stroll along memory lane reveals an interesting range of speciality shops including antiques, art and craft, gift shops and galleries.’
    • ‘A range of supermarkets and late night opening convenience shops are also only a short stroll away.’
    • ‘In the case of the Eel Garden, it's a short stroll out of the Dive Urge dive centre and into the sea.’
    saunter, amble, wander, walk, turn, promenade, airing, breather
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  • 2A victory or objective that is easily achieved.

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

Origin

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

Pronunciation

stroll

/stroʊl//strōl/