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Wander appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Too far, Edna, wander afoot.
  • Too far, Edna, we wander afoot.
  • He won't, ah, wander, Edna. What now, eh?
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Wander is sometimes a misspelling of wonder.

Video footage: Beijing,China-Aug 13,2014: Fashion young people wander the Sanlitun Village shopping center in Beijing, China
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Definition of the noun wander

What does wander mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: wanders

  1. The act or instance of wandering.

Definition of the verb wander

What does wander mean as a doing word?

Wander is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: wandered | wandering | wanders

  1. move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
  2. be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage
  3. go via an indirect route or at no set pace
    • example: After dinner, we wandered into town
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic terms: continue / go forward / proceed = move ahead
  4. to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
  5. lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking
    • example: her mind wanders
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of wander: digress / divagate / stray
    • more generic word: tell = let something be known

Alternative definition of the verb wander


  1. [intransitive] To move without purpose; often in search of livelihood.
  2. [intransitive] To commit adultery.
  3. [intransitive] To go somewhere indirectly or at varying speeds; to move in a curved path.
    • [intransitive] Of the mind, to lose focus or clarity of argument or attention.


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    2. "Wander" is a musical EP of Antix.
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    3. "Wander" is a musical single of Wander.
      • released in (8 years ago)
    4. "Wander" is a composition.

    Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Wander

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    Google previewNew Theory of the Earth (2016)

    by CTI Reviews

    True polar wander: True polar wander is a solidbody rotationofa planet ormoon with respect to itsspin ...

    Google previewAt Issue (2001)

    by Karen Mac Cormack

    To wander is a luxury not stilled. Silk always slides downwards best. Advantage first speaker. Streets are there with or without notice and shades align shadow ( only). Our attention is attracted now distracted by the results of situations out of ...

    Google previewMedical Diagnosis Using Artificial Neural Networks (2014)

    by Moein, Sara

    The baseline wander is an extraneous, low-frequency activity in the ECG which may interfere with the signal analysis, making the clinical interpretation inaccurate. When baseline wandertakes place, ECG measurements related to the ...

    Google previewMaster the Catholic High School Entrance Exams--TACHS, COOP, HSPT, SSAT, and ISEE (2010)

    by Peterson's

    Wander means nearly the same as roam. Part 2 of the Reading section measures ability in reading comprehension, or how well you understand what you read. In Part 2, you will be presented with a number of reading passages of varying ...

    Google preview2012 (2009)

    Science or Superstition (The Definitive Guide to the Doomsday Phenomenon) by Alexandra Bruce

    True polar wander is a phenomenon in which a planet or moon changes its orientation so that different points become the North and South Poles. This can happen when the two larger moments of inertia are near equal. Cases of true polar ...

    Google previewEncyclopedia of Environmental Change (2013)

    Three Volume Set by John A Matthews

    DNT apparent polar wander (APW) The apparent movement through time of the Earth's axis of rotation, as approximated by the palaeomagnetic North (or South) pole, with respect to any CONTINENT of observation (see PALAEOMAGNETISM) ...

    Google previewFocal Illustrated Dictionary of Telecommunications (2013)

    by Xerxes Mazda, Fraidoon Mazda

    wander: A form of jitter, occurring at a frequency of less than 10 Hz and lasting longer than one second.

    Google previewEncyclopedia of Astrobiology (2011)

    by Muriel Gargaud

    True polar wander is a name given to change in the spin axis of a planetary body. Consequently, the geographic locations of the North and South Poles change, or “wander.” It is distinguished from “apparent polar wander,” which refers to ...

    Google previewEncyclopedia of Communication Theory (2009)

    by Stephen W. Littlejohn, Karen A. Foss

    That orientation began to change with the publication, in the early 1970s, of Phillip Wander and Steven Jenkins's “Rhetoric, Society, and the Critical Response.” This was followed by Michael McGee's work on “ideographs” and McGee and ...

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    Usage statistics about wander

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    Small photo of Paris / France - May 18, 2018: People wander the beautiful, quaint, colorful streets of the famous and popular Saint-Germain des Pres neighborhood, in Paris' Left Bank.Small photo of I often wander around the quay near the counter to meet the boat. my companion is late.Small photo of Dublin, Ireland 09/13/2014- Shoppers and tourists wander along Grafton Street in Dublin.Small photo of Paris / France - May 18, 2018: People wander the beautiful, quaint, colorful streets of the famous and popular Saint-Germain des Pres neighborhood, in Paris' Left Bank.Small photo of Paris / France - May 18, 2018: People wander the beautiful, quaint, colorful streets of the famous and popular Saint-Germain des Pres neighborhood, in Paris' Left Bank.Small photo of Explore More - Wander in green forest More...

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    Quotes about Wander

    Why dost thou gaze upon the sky O that I were yon spangled sphere Then every star should be an eye, To wander o'er thy beauties here. (Thomas More)
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    Scrabble value of W4A1N1D2E1R1

    The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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