Wander Wan"der, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Wandered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wandering}.] [OE. wandren, wandrien, AS. wandrian; akin to G. wandern to wander; fr. AS. windan to turn. See {Wind} to turn.] [1913 Webster] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

They wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins. --Heb. xi. 37. [1913 Webster]

He wandereth abroad for bread. --Job xv. 23. [1913 Webster]

2. To go away; to depart; to stray off; to deviate; to go astray; as, a writer wanders from his subject. [1913 Webster]

When God caused me to wander from my father's house. --Gen. xx. 13. [1913 Webster]

O, let me not wander from thy commandments. --Ps. cxix. 10. [1913 Webster]

3. To be delirious; not to be under the guidance of reason; to rave; as, the mind wanders. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To roam; rove; range; stroll; gad; stray; straggly; err; swerve; deviate; depart. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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