stroll
verb Etymology: probably from German dialect strollen Date: 1668 intransitive verb 1. to go from place to place in search of work or profit <
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2. to walk in a leisurely or idle manner ; ramble transitive verb to walk at leisure along or about • stroll noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Stroll — Stroll, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Strolled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Strolling}.] [Cf. Dan. stryge to stroll, Sw. stryka to stroke, to ramble, dial. Sw. strykel one who strolls about, Icel. strj?ka to stroke, D. struikelen to stumble, G. straucheln. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stroll — [strəul US stroul] v [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Probably from [i]German dialect strollen] to walk somewhere in a slow relaxed way stroll down/over/along ▪ We were strolling along, laughing and joking. >stroll n ▪ They went for a stroll in the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stroll — [strōl] vi. [Early ModE strowl, prob. < Swiss Ger dial. strolen, var. of strolchen, to stroll < Ger strolch, vagabond, rascal, altered < It astrologo, astrologer] 1. to walk in an idle, leisurely manner; saunter 2. to go from place to… …   English World dictionary

  • Stroll — Stroll, n. A wandering on foot; an idle and leisurely walk; a ramble. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stroll — (v.) c.1600, a cant word introduced from the Continent, probably from dialectal Ger. strollen, variant of Ger. strolchen to stroll, loaf, from strolch vagabond, vagrant, also fortuneteller, perhaps from It. astrologo astrologer. Related:… …   Etymology dictionary

  • stroll — stroll·er; stroll; …   English syllables

  • stroll — [n] lazy walk airing, breath of fresh air*, constitutional, cruise, excursion, promenade, ramble, saunter, turn; concept 151 Ant. run stroll [v] walk along lazily amble, cruise, drift, gallivant, linger, make one’s way*, mope*, mosey*, promenade …   New thesaurus

  • stroll — index perambulate, prowl Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • stroll — vb *saunter, amble …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • stroll — ► VERB 1) walk in a leisurely way. 2) informal achieve a sporting victory easily. ► NOUN 1) a short leisurely walk. 2) informal a victory easily achieved. ORIGIN originally in the sense «roam as a vagrant»: probably from German strollen, from… …   English terms dictionary

  • stroll — I UK [strəʊl] / US [stroʊl] verb [intransitive] Word forms stroll : present tense I/you/we/they stroll he/she/it strolls present participle strolling past tense strolled past participle strolled * 1) to walk without hurrying, often for pleasure… …   English dictionary

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