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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [won-der]
    • /ˈwɒn dər/
    • /ˈwɒn.dər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [won-der]
    • /ˈwɒn dər/

Definitions of wandered word

  • verb without object wandered to ramble without a definite purpose or objective; roam, rove, or stray: to wander over the earth. 1
  • verb without object wandered to go aimlessly, indirectly, or casually; meander: The river wanders among the rocks. 1
  • verb without object wandered to extend in an irregular course or direction: Foothills wandered off to the south. 1
  • verb without object wandered to move, pass, or turn idly, as the hand or the eyes. 1
  • verb without object wandered (of the mind, thoughts, desires, etc.) to take one direction or another without conscious intent or control: His attention wandered as the speaker droned on. 1
  • verb without object wandered to stray from a path, place, companions, etc.: During the storm the ship wandered from its course. 1

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Origin of wandered

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English wandren, Old English wandrian (cognate with German wandern), frequentative of wendan to wend; see -er6

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Parts of speech for Wandered


wandered popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for wandered

verb wandered

  • ambled — to go at a slow, easy pace; stroll; saunter: He ambled around the town.
  • circumambulated — Simple past tense and past participle of circumambulate.
  • deviated — to turn aside, as from a route, way, course, etc.
  • digressed — to deviate or wander away from the main topic or purpose in speaking or writing; depart from the principal line of argument, plot, study, etc.
  • divagated — Simple past tense and past participle of divagate.

noun wandered

  • mooched — Simple past tense and past participle of mooch.
  • moseyed — to wander or shuffle about leisurely; stroll; saunter (often followed by along, about, etc.).

Antonyms for wandered

verb wandered

  • ran — simple past tense of run.
  • stayed — (of a ship) to change to the other tack.

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