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Definition of the noun meander

What does meander mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: meanders

  1. a bend or curve, as in a stream or river
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • more generic terms: curve / curved shape = the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
    • more specific word: oxbow = a U-shaped curve in a stream
    • part of: stream / watercourse = a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth
  2. an aimless amble on a winding course

Alternative definition of the noun meander


  1. A winding, crooked, or involved course; as, the meanders of an old river.
  2. A tortuous or intricate movement.
  3. See Fretwork.

Definition of the verb meander

What does meander mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: meandered | meandering | meanders

  1. to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course

Alternative definition of the verb meander


  1. To wind, turn, or twist; to make flexuous; to wander


Meander is a rural town in the Meander Valley Council area of Tasmania, Australia. In 2001 it had a population of 415, forty percent of whom worked directly in agriculture, many in the dominant industries of grazing of sheep and cattle, and the dairy industry. The surrounding land has been modified by the original inhabitants, who turned forest into grassland, and the later settlers, who have created extensive channels for irrigation and drainage. The town is bisected by the Meander River and it sits between Quamby Bluff and Mother Cummings Peak of the Great Western Tiers mountain range, 24 kilometres south of the town of Deloraine, Tasmania.


  1. "Meander" is Carbon Leaf's first album. It was released in 1995 by the band's own label, Constant Ivy Records.
  2. "Meander" is a musical album of Riverfolk.
    • released in (11 years ago)
  3. "Meander" is a musical album of Meander.
    • released in (12 years ago)
  4. "Meander" is a composition.


"Meander" is a 2005 short drama film written and directed by Joke Liberge.


  1. Meander: A meander or meandros is a decorative border constructed from a continuous line, shaped into a repeated motif. Such a design is also called the Greek fret or Greek key design, although these are modern designations. On the one hand, the name "meander" recalls the twisting and turning path of the Maeander River in Asia Minor, and on the other hand, as Karl Kerenyi pointed out, "the meander is the figure of a labyrinth in linear form". Among some Italians, these patterns are known as Greek Lines.
    • also known as 希腊回纹
  2. Meander, Maeander, Mæander, or Maiandros is a river in Greek mythology, patron deity of the Meander river in Caria, southern Asia Minor. He is one of the sons of Oceanus and Tethys, and is the father of Cyanee, Samia and Kalamos.
  3. Meander: In mathematics, a meander or closed meander is a self-avoiding closed curve which intersects a line a number of times. Intuitively, a meander can be viewed as a road crossing a river through a number of bridges.
  4. Meander: The SS Meander was an iron screw passenger steamship built for James Moss & Co. of Liverpool for the Moss Line. She was launched on 6 January 1855 by the Bristol yard of George Kelson Stothert & Co. She had two sisterships built at the same shipyard, the Scamander and Araxes.

Phrases with Meander

Phrase starting with the word Meander:

  1. Meander Goby

Phrases ending with the word Meander:

  1. to meander
  2. Incised Meander
  3. Incised-Meander
  4. Arhopala Meander
  5. Arsenura Meander
  6. Gynoeryx Meander
  7. Hyattella Meander
  8. Miltochrista Meander
  9. Arhopala Meander Meander
  10. Species Arhopala Meander
  11. Species Arsenura Meander
  12. Species Gynoeryx Meander
  13. Species Hyattella Meander
  14. Species Miltochrista Meander

Other phrases containing the word Meander:

  1. Arhopala Meander Anicius
  2. Arhopala Meander Gazella
  3. Arhopala Meander Madytus
  4. Subspecies Arhopala Meander Anicius
  5. Subspecies Arhopala Meander Gazella

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Meander

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Google previewApache Indian Baskets (2016)

by Clara Lee Tanner

A third meander is a double-line affair (like the horizontal style) which does not have an opposed balancing theme; a fourth is a double-line style with opposed balancing units, and these are not uncommon. Some of these last types are filled ...

Google previewJohn Milton's L'allegro (1895)

Il Penseroso, Comus, and Lycidas by John Milton

Meander is the winding river in Asia Minor from which we have derived our familiar verb. Editors have sought to explain the reference to this particular river by its " associations with music and misfortune " (cf. the Marsyas legend), its numerous ...

Google previewBailliere's Tasmanian Gazetteer and Road Guide (1877)

MEANDER is a N. electoral council district, comprising the Assembly districts of Westbury and Deloraine. The polling places are at Westbury and Deloraine. The district is represented by the Hon. T. W. Field, and has 173 electors. MEANDER ...

Google previewMaster the Clerical Exams (2010)

by Peterson's

MEANDER means to wander slowly and aimlessly. The correct answer is (A). FUTILE means having no practical effect or useful result, which is the opposite of effective. The correct answer is (B). TRIBULATION means hardship or trial. 41. 42 .

Google previewCircular (2003)

Meander is a single, S-shaped channel pattern formed in alluvial material. * Meander belt is the area between the edges of the valley that is sculpted by the river moving laterally, with time, across the flood plain. * Meander scroll is a sediment ...

Google previewGeography (2006)

by Adam Arnell

The sea must have a small tidal range and weak channel spins Meanders J" A meander is a curve, or loop in. into smaller Currents. channels. m The sea must be shallow at the river mouth. Delta is built up in layers. levies levies sandbags.

Google previewA Dictionary of Geography (2015)

by Susan Mayhew

An intrenched meander is an incised meander with a symmetrical cross-valley profile, an ingrown meander one with an asymmetrical profile (Rich (1914) J. Geol. 22). inclusion 1. The action or state of including or of being included within a ...

Google previewStructure in Protein Chemistry (2006)

by Jack Kyte

Random meander is the path assumed by the backbone of a folded polypeptide that is neither an ahelix, a b structure, ...

Google previewBlackie’s Dictionary of Geography (2000)

by Blackie

meander points, deposition often occurs, leading to the formation of a point bar. Overtime, meanders tend to become more pronounced and they also tend to migrate slowly downvalley. The degree of meandering can be expressed ...

Google previewThe Facts On File Dictionary of Classical and Biblical Allusions (2003)

by Martin H. Manser, David Pickering

meander Maundy Thursday (mahndee) The Thursday before Easter, commemorating the Last Supper. Maundy comes from the Old French mandé ( meaning “commanded”), a translation of the Latin mandatum (“commandment”), which ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopedia of Law (1890)

Meander means to follow a winding or flexuous course; and where in a deed one of the boundaries of the land conveyed is designated thus, viz. : " thence with the meander of the river," etc., it must mean a meandered line — a line which ...

Google previewLittle Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins (2014)

by Julia Cresswell

meander. The River Menderes in south-west Turkey rises in the Anatolian plateau and winds some 384 km (240 miles) to the Aegean Sea. It features in Homer's Iliad and was known in ancient times as the Maeander, its winding course giving ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Ecology (2010)

by Michael Allaby

meander The sinuous trace of a stream channel whose length is normally equal to or greater than 1.5 times the down-valley (or straight-line) distance. It is best ...

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Meander Meaning

Video shows what meander means. A winding, crooked, or involved course.. A tortuous or intricate movement.. Fretwork.. meander pronunciation. How to ...

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Quotes about Meander

The first sentence of every novel should be: Trust me, this will take time but there is order here, very faint, very human. Meander if you want to get to town. (Michael Ondaatje)
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Scrabble value of M3E1A1N1D2E1R1

The value of this 7-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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