Definition of stroll in US English:

stroll

verb

[no object]
  • Walk in a leisurely way.

    ‘I strolled around the city’
    • ‘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 she strolled briskly down the sidewalk, Lewanna pulled a large brown clip out of her purse.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We began to stroll casually down the street.’
    • ‘He was heard crying by a passing couple strolling through the park.’
    • ‘Tracy and Trent walked off and Brian and I strolled off down the street towards my house.’
    • ‘He strolled off down the hallway, but not before sending Ryan a glare, which Ryan determinedly ignored.’
    • ‘I strolled lazily along the beach, taking in the rolling waves and soft sand.’
    • ‘As I strolled lazily along the beach this afternoon, I found a beautiful silver bracelet.’
    • ‘Watching people stroll the grounds and explore the 18th century hall was very rewarding.’
    • ‘Arlene strolled back into the living room with glasses of orange juice and English muffins.’
    • ‘Couples strolled along the paths, hand in hand, laughing and smiling.’
    • ‘Three stable boys strolled down the hall, laughing and teasing each other.’
    • ‘Sitting on the lawn of Burnaby Mountain Park, Jester confidently strolled up to me at our pre-arranged meeting spot.’
    • ‘Eric drew away and calmly strolled up to his throne.’
    • ‘She shut the door, smiled at Quartz and strolled back into the living room.’
    • ‘Matt Saunders strolled casually down the icy street, a thick black toque pulled snugly over his curly brown hair.’
    • ‘They were silent for a few minutes, strolling lazily down the sidewalk.’
    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.

    • ‘When last Tuesday I took a leisurely stroll to a San Francisco café it seemed an ordinary Californian day.’
    • ‘Other walks will also include rural rambles, a walk around the town centre, short strolls, hard moorland walks and family walks.’
    • ‘The announcement is welcome news for the many walkers who use the Barrow track for a leisurely stroll.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There are a number of well-marked trails offering interesting walks ranging from short pleasant strolls to serious full-day hikes.’
    • ‘Milk, bread, and other necessities are just a short stroll away.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Sunday is the traditional beach-going day and traffic is stopped along the neighbouring roads to allow for leisurely afternoon strolls.’
    • ‘During meetings we'll take leisurely strolls along pedestrian friendly streets and get to know our neighbors.’
    • ‘It is suitable for most age groups who enjoy a leisurely stroll, making a lovely afternoons walk for families.’
    • ‘We started a leisurely stroll through what really were beautiful gardens.’
    • ‘In the case of the Eel Garden, it's a short stroll out of the Dive Urge dive centre and into the sea.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The festival offers a week of organised walks ranging from short strolls to challenging long distance routes.’
    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/