Definition of wandering in English:

wandering

adjective

  • Travelling aimlessly from place to place; itinerant.

    ‘a wandering preacher’
    • ‘Become part of a wandering troupe of comedians who wish to bring about the Second Coming of Python.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The viewer is faced with the aftermath of an unspecified disaster, and a countryside filled with wandering loners on the brink of oollapse.’
    • ‘A wandering hippo is causing a stir among residents and holidaymakers at a popular Eastern Cape coastal resort.’
    • ‘He united the various wandering tribes and re-instituted order and stability among them.’
    • ‘He's like a wandering spirit waiting for an opening, allowing him to come back to life.’
    • ‘Canaanites in the Early Bronze Age lived both as wandering nomads in the countryside and as settled traders in walled cities.’
    • ‘Though no substitute for a watchful eye, fences are a good way to help keep a wandering young one in bounds.’
    • ‘Kane then led a wandering life, scraping a living by housepainting and carpentry.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Low-density populations of wandering spiders make excellent subjects for investigating the relationship between mate choice and encounter rate.’
    • ‘Its wandering conversations ease eventually into evening, then night and dawn again, where the movie ends.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Thirty minutes west, the tribal government center of Sells accommodates both rumbling pick-up trucks and wandering cattle along its unassuming main street.’
    • ‘Yet this wasted wandering minstrel has all the emotional wow of a Waits or a Springsteen in his prime.’
    • ‘He's a wandering laborer with a penchant for black-out drinking, saddled with a blackmailing alcoholic groupie played by Thomas Mitchell.’
    • ‘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).’
    • ‘Captain Corbet has since retired from caving and is now a wandering minstrel on the Grand Union Canal.’
    • ‘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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Pronunciation

wandering

/ˈwɒnd(ə)rɪŋ/