Adjective "wandered" definition and examples

(Wandered may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈwɒndə/

Definitions and examples

verb

Walk or move in a leisurely or aimless way.
  1. 'I wandered up the road to take a closer look at the mayhem.'
  2. 'It's compounded as I wander up the road in search of refreshment.'
  3. 'As he wandered along the road to the bus station he felt strangely hollow and remained silent on the journey to Horsham.'
  4. 'He took a couple of cans, made sure others saw, and wandered up the road toward home drinking.'
  5. 'He stuck his hands in his pocket and wandered off down the road.'
  6. 'My mum had called the police after seeing Mikey in a distressed state, wandering up the road when it was gone midnight.'
  7. 'He laughed and wandered farther down Moonglow Road until he came to a lone house on the deserted street.'
  8. 'He wandered on down the road, tears streaming down his cheeks, the questions whirling in his brain.'
  9. 'When it was lunchtime on his first day he wandered across the road to the recreation ground which had a small grandstand.'
  10. 'There is green slime on the grass, the pavement and the road and the geese cause almost continual hold-ups for the traffic by wandering about on the road.'
  11. 'he found her wandering the streets'
  12. 'While wandering the area you can explore the Tipi maze, petting zoo, live music, and pumpkin patch.'
  13. 'The fox wandered the area, and went a little ahead, finding not much, besides a few more berries that had not yet spoiled in the coming winter.'
  14. 'He said that people were not safe because of the amount of hounds wandering the streets of the town.'
  15. 'Unable to sleep, Roza took to wandering the castle aimlessly, once again prey to her restless and relentless torment.'
  16. 'He wandered the seedy areas with his eyes wide open and his camera at the ready.'
  17. 'Apart from these, Indian wandering monks traveled the breadth and length of this whole area.'
  18. 'I have fond memories of wandering our farm, bringing my father his lunch during the spring field work.'
  19. 'When he's not here, I often see him just wandering the area.'
  20. 'Finally, the same irony that wandered the killing fields of the Sudan, like the ghost of murdered rationality, has returned to haunt the ruins of Iraq.'
  21. 'The four of them wandered the sidewalks and parks half of the time looking for their undeclared leader, and the other half of the time they just had fun.'
Move slowly away from a fixed point or place.
  1. figurative 'his attention had wandered'
  2. 'A deadly combination: half has played already and wants to wander off; the other half gets itchy waiting for their turn.'
  3. 'It's just that the wealthy are notoriously able to find ways of minimising their payments, are inclined to wander off to some other place and not pay tax here at all.'
  4. 'But the superintendent of police said the prisoner was the sort to wander off, and so magistrates refused his request and sent him back to jail.'
  5. 'I wander off as I'm listening to him, a little way from the path.'
  6. 'As we lay down in our sleeping bags, we slowly let our minds wander off and let our thoughts seek peace.'
  7. 'But instead of being thankful that you have been reminded about this event the mind tends to wander off and take a momentum of its own.'
  8. 'So I'm going to wander off now and check that I'm listed on.'
  9. 'If you're meditating to calm your mind and your attention wanders, slowly return to the object, sensation or movement you're focusing on.'
  10. 'His attention's always seeking to wander off: it's only in a crisis that he feels he is where he wants to be.'
  11. 'I expected him to wander off at that point (after all, cute guys don't bother to talk to me much), but he stayed around and chatted with me.'
Be unfaithful to one's regular sexual partner.
  1. 'They expect the spark to be everlasting, they expect eyes to never wander, etc.'

noun

An act or instance of wandering.
  1. 'I've just been out for a wander, and to get a sandwich.'
  2. 'It is nice for a couple of hour's stroll, and you can combine it with a wander around the golf course.'
  3. 'The Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca is in a former monastery and a wander around the airy cloisters or in the excellent cacti garden offer a respite from any cases of museum fatigue.'
  4. 'Rick wasn't there yet, so I went for a wander around some of the shops which were there and spotted a few targets to acquire with my ill-gotten gains.'
  5. 'Having seen two tours set off, I go for a wander round Parliament Square.'
  6. 'Simply take a wander down the Todd Mall on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 11.30 and 1.30 to check out the bevy of local talent.'
  7. 'Then, when I get back I'll be house sitting up in Paekakariki - so drop me an email if you want to come and visit for lunch and a wander on the beach.'
  8. 'I am sure I have actually seen the Funeral CD on some shelf in some shop during my wanders.'
  9. 'But after an hour-long wander round Grosmont and a visit to the railway's engine sheds, that was enough fresh air and rain clouds.'
  10. 'Having had a wander and my fill of tall mast sailing ships and sea (but particularly small uncontrolled children), I decided to head for home.'

More definitions

1. to ramble without a definite purpose or objective; roam, rove, or stray: to wander over the earth.

2. to go aimlessly, indirectly, or casually; meander: The river wanders among the rocks.

3. to extend in an irregular course or direction: Foothills wandered off to the south.

4. to move, pass, or turn idly, as the hand or the eyes.

5. (of the mind, thoughts, desires, etc.) to take one direction or another without conscious intent or control: His attentio

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be wandered through gardens."

"backs can be wandered."

"outs can be wandered."

"people can be wandered."

"firings can be wandered."

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Origin

(wander)Old English wandrian, of West Germanic origin; related to wend and wind.