Sauntering
Saunter Saun"ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sauntered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sauntering}.] [Written also santer.] [Probably fr. F. s'aventurer to adventure (one's self), through a shortened form s'auntrer. See {Adventure}, n. & v.] To wander or walk about idly and in a leisurely or lazy manner; to lounge; to stroll; to loiter. [1913 Webster]

One could lie under elm trees in a lawn, or saunter in meadows by the side of a stream. --Masson. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To loiter; linger; stroll; wander. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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