Meander Me*an"der, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Meandered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Meandering}.] To wind or turn in a course or passage; to be intricate. [1913 Webster]

Five miles meandering with a mazy motion Through wood and dale the sacred river ran. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

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  • Meander — Me*an der, v. t. To wind, turn, or twist; to make flexuous. Dryton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • meander — ► VERB 1) follow a winding course. 2) wander in a leisurely or aimless way. ► NOUN ▪ a winding bend of a river or road. ORIGIN Greek, from the name of the winding river Maeander in SW Turkey …   English terms dictionary

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