V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. to move in a curving, twisting, or indirect route; 2. to wander

Synonyms: wander, amble, stroll, roam, twist, bend, wind, curve, snake


Tips: When meander is used in its first sense of "following a curving or twisting path," it is mostly used to describe the course of a river. The second definition, "to wander," is much more open, and is often used to denote wandering around slowly without a defined goal or destination. The word meandering can be used as an adjective, denoting wandering, strolling, or curving.

Usage Examples:

Both of these small creeks meander down to the lake. (wind, snake, curve)

I don't have a definite plan for the afternoon in mind; I thought we might just meander around the park. (wander, amble)

On our trip, we spent a lot of time meandering about the countryside without any particular destination in mind. (roaming, wandering)

The long, meandering driveway led to a beautiful mansion. (twisting, curving) adjective

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