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

Definitions of wandering word

  • adjective wandering moving from place to place without a fixed plan; roaming; rambling: wandering tourists. 1
  • adjective wandering having no permanent residence; nomadic: a wandering tribe of Indians. 1
  • adjective wandering meandering; winding: a wandering river; a wandering path. 1
  • noun wandering Mechanics. the drift of a gyroscope or a similar device. 1
  • verb without object wandering to ramble without a definite purpose or objective; roam, rove, or stray: to wander over the earth. 1
  • verb without object wandering to go aimlessly, indirectly, or casually; meander: The river wanders among the rocks. 1

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Origin of wandering

First appearance:

before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English (noun, adj.), Old English wandrigende (adj.). See wander, -ing2, -ing1

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Parts of speech for Wandering


wandering 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.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

wandering usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for wandering

noun wandering

  • excursion — A short journey or trip, esp. one engaged in as a leisure activity.
  • movableness — The quality or state of being movable; mobility.
  • discursion — an instance of discursive writing, speech, etc.; a wandering or logically unconnected statement.
  • vagabondage — the state or condition of being a vagabond; idle wandering.
  • voyaging — a course of travel or passage, especially a long journey by water to a distant place.

adjective wandering

  • itinerant — traveling from place to place, especially on a circuit, as a minister, judge, or sales representative; itinerating; journeying.
  • nomadic — of, relating to, or characteristic of nomads.
  • peripatetic — walking or traveling about; itinerant.
  • drifting — a driving movement or force; impulse; impetus; pressure.
  • rootless — having no roots.

Antonyms for wandering

adjective wandering

  • settled — to appoint, fix, or resolve definitely and conclusively; agree upon (as time, price, or conditions).

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