Synonyms for wandering

Grammar : Adj
Spell : won-der-ing
Phonetic Transcription : ˈwɒn dər ɪŋ

Top 10 synonyms for wandering Other synonyms for the word wandering

Définition of wandering

Origin :
  • Old English wandrian "move about aimlessly, wander," from West Germanic *wandrojan (cf. Old Frisian wondria, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch wanderen, German wandern "to wander," a variant form of the root represented in Old High German wantalon "to walk, wander"), from root *wend- "to turn" (see wind (v.)). In reference to the mind, affections, etc., attested from c.1400. Related: Wandered; wandering. The Wandering Jew of Christian legend first mentioned 13c. (cf. French le juif errant, German der ewige Jude).
  • adj meandering
  • adj nomadic
  • adj itinerant
Example sentences :
  • He had been wandering about a long time—not in years, for he was less than thirty.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • For perhaps an hour Joe Drummond had been wandering up and down the Street.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • She felt as if she had been wandering, and had come home to the arms that were about her.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • "Yes; that is—very much," I stammered, wandering back to Helen's desk.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • What was the use of wandering about the house in this disconsolate manner?
  • Extract from : « The Foolish Lovers » by St. John G. Ervine
  • That fellow, the cousin Galloway, changes his place of abode like the Wandering Jew.
  • Extract from : « The Channings » by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • No doubt the sight of Pierre, wandering so distressfully in the gloom, had moved him.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • Confound her, it was like her pale face to be wandering up and down the house!
  • Extract from : « Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit » by Charles Dickens
  • Wandering Willie was nowhere, but the atmosphere was full of bagpipes.
  • Extract from : « Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood » by George MacDonald
  • Wandering Willie was not too much a fool to remember and understand.
  • Extract from : « Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood » by George MacDonald

Antonyms for wandering

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