- To ramble here and there without any certain course or with no definite object in view; to range about; to stroll; to rove; as, to wander over the fields."They wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins." [Heb. xi. 37.]"He wandereth abroad for bread." [Job xv. 23.]
- To go away; to depart; to stray off; to deviate; to go astray; as, a writer wanders from his subject."When God caused me to wander from my father's house." [Gen. xx. 13.]"O, let me not wander from thy commandments." [Ps. cxix. 10.]
- To be delirious; not to be under the guidance of reason; to rave; as, the mind wanders
.synonyms: To roam; rove; range; stroll; gad; stray; straggly; err; swerve; deviate; depart.
Etymology: OE. wandren wandrien, AS. wandrian; akin to G. wandern to wander; fr. AS. windan to turn. See Wind to turn