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  • 1 Ramble — Ram ble (r[a^]m b l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Rambled} (r[a^]m b ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Rambling} (r[a^]m bl[i^]ng).] [For rammle, fr. Prov. E. rame to roam. Cf. {Roam}.] 1. To walk, ride, or sail, from place to place, without any determinate object… …

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  • 2 Ramble — Ram ble, n. 1. A going or moving from place to place without any determinate business or object; an excursion or stroll merely for recreation. [1913 Webster] Coming home, after a short Christmas ramble. Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. [Cf. {Rammel}.]… …

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  • 3 Ramble On — Chanson par Led Zeppelin extrait de l’album Led Zeppelin II Pays  Royaume Uni Sorti …

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  • 4 ramble — [n] aimless walk constitutional, excursion, hike, perambulation, peregrination, roaming, roving, saunter, stroll, tour, traipse, trip, turn; concepts 151,224 ramble [v1] wander about; travel aimlessly amble, bat around*, be all over the map*,… …

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  • 5 ramble — (v.) mid 15c., perhaps frequentative of romen to walk, go (see ROAM (Cf. roam)), perhaps via romblen (late 14c.) to ramble. The vowel change perhaps by influence of M.Du. rammelen, a derivative of rammen copulate, used of the night wanderings of… …

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  • 6 ramble — ► VERB 1) walk for pleasure in the countryside. 2) (of a plant) grow over walls, fences, etc. 3) (often ramble on) talk or write at length in a confused or inconsequential way. ► NOUN ▪ a walk taken for pleasure in the countryside. DERIVATIVES …

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  • 7 ramble — index detour, digress, perambulate, prowl Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 8 ramble — vb *wander, stray, roam, rove, range, prowl, gad, gallivant, traipse, meander …

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  • 9 ramble — [ram′bəl] vi. rambled, rambling [var. of ME romblen, freq. of romen, to ROAM] 1. to roam about; esp., to walk or stroll about idly, without any special goal 2. to talk or write aimlessly, without connection of ideas 3. to grow or spread in all… …

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  • 10 ramble — ram|ble1 [ˈræmbəl] v [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: Perhaps from roam] 1.) to talk for a long time in a way that does not seem clearly organized, so that other people find it difficult to understand you ▪ She s getting old and she tends to ramble a… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 ramble — [[t]ræ̱mb(ə)l[/t]] rambles, rambling, rambled 1) N COUNT A ramble is a long walk in the countryside. ...an hour s ramble through the woods. Syn: walk 2) VERB If you ramble, you go on a long walk in the countryside. [V adv/prep] ...freedom to… …

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  • 12 Ramble On — Song infobox Name = Ramble On Artist = Led Zeppelin Album = Led Zeppelin II Released = 22 October 1969 track no = 7 Recorded = 1969, Juggy Sound Studio, New York Genre = Hard rock Length = 4:23 Writer = Page/Plant Label = Atlantic Producer =… …

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  • 13 ramble — I UK [ˈræmb(ə)l] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms ramble : present tense I/you/we/they ramble he/she/it rambles present participle rambling past tense rambled past participle rambled 1) to talk for a long time in a confused way, especially… …

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  • 14 ramble on — verb continue talking or writing in a desultory manner (Freq. 1) This novel rambles on and jogs • Syn: ↑ramble, ↑jog • Derivationally related forms: ↑rambler (for: ↑ramble) …

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  • 15 ramble — noun (esp. BrE) ADJECTIVE ▪ country, nature VERB + RAMBLE ▪ go for, go on ▪ We went for a ramble over the moors. PREPOSITION …

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  • 16 ramble on — v. (D; intr.) ( to talk in a disorganized manner ) to ramble on about (she rambled on about her childhood) * * * (D; intr.) ( to talk in a disorganized manner ) to ramble on about (she ramble ond on about her childhood) …

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  • 17 ramble — 1 verb (I) 1 (always + adv/prep) to go on a walk for pleasure (+ through/along etc): We rambled through the woods. 2 to talk in a very confused way so that other people find it hard to understand you: The fever was getting worse and he was… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 ramble — ram|ble1 [ ræmbl ] verb intransitive 1. ) to talk for a long time in a confused way 2. ) to go for a long walk ,ramble on phrasal verb intransitive INFORMAL to talk or write about something for a long time in a way that is boring or annoying… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 ramble — 1. verb 1) we rambled around the village Syn: walk, hike, tramp, trek, backpack; wander, stroll, saunter, amble, roam, range, rove, traipse; informal mosey, tootle; formal perambulate 2) she does ramble …

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  • 20 ramble on — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms ramble on : present tense I/you/we/they ramble on he/she/it rambles on present participle rambling on past tense rambled on past participle rambled on informal to talk or write about something for a long… …

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