Definition of wandering in English:



  • Traveling aimlessly from place to place; itinerant.

    ‘a wandering preacher’
    • ‘He's a wandering laborer with a penchant for black-out drinking, saddled with a blackmailing alcoholic groupie played by Thomas Mitchell.’
    • ‘Canaanites in the Early Bronze Age lived both as wandering nomads in the countryside and as settled traders in walled cities.’
    • ‘The viewer is faced with the aftermath of an unspecified disaster, and a countryside filled with wandering loners on the brink of oollapse.’
    • ‘Its wandering conversations ease eventually into evening, then night and dawn again, where the movie ends.’
    • ‘He united the various wandering tribes and re-instituted order and stability among them.’
    • ‘Low-density populations of wandering spiders make excellent subjects for investigating the relationship between mate choice and encounter rate.’
    • ‘A wandering hippo is causing a stir among residents and holidaymakers at a popular Eastern Cape coastal resort.’
    • ‘Become part of a wandering troupe of comedians who wish to bring about the Second Coming of Python.’
    • ‘Yet this wasted wandering minstrel has all the emotional wow of a Waits or a Springsteen in his prime.’
    • ‘Kane then led a wandering life, scraping a living by housepainting and carpentry.’
    • ‘Though no substitute for a watchful eye, fences are a good way to help keep a wandering young one in bounds.’
    • ‘Thirty minutes west, the tribal government center of Sells accommodates both rumbling pick-up trucks and wandering cattle along its unassuming main street.’
    • ‘He resolved to give up princely life and become a wandering ascetic (samana) in search for the Truth.’
    • ‘However, to see wandering children selling flowers or begging on the roadside instead of learning at school is by no means rare in the city.’
    • ‘Revealing that Claudius murdered King Hamlet by pouring poison in his ear, the wandering spirit begs young Hamlet to avenge his father's foul murder.’
    • ‘He's like a wandering spirit waiting for an opening, allowing him to come back to life.’
    • ‘Captain Corbet has since retired from caving and is now a wandering minstrel on the Grand Union Canal.’
    • ‘Elderly patients who die post-operatively usually have pre-existing lung trouble, pneumonia, heart attack, heart failure or lungs damaged by wandering clots (pulmonary emboli).’
    • ‘But the intermediate seas were navigated by the wandering shepherd tribes, who sometimes pastured their flocks by the waters of the Indus, sometimes by the waters of the Nile.’
    • ‘The Walking Street Committee followed city hall's lead and put the persistent problem of wandering elephants in Pattaya as one of the hot topics discussed at their monthly meeting.’
    travelling, rambling, roaming, roving, journeying, drifting, itinerant, floating, wayfaring, voyaging, touring
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