Definition of


  1. (noun, object) a bend or curve, as in a stream or river
  2. (noun, act) an aimless amble on a winding course
  3. (verb, motion) to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
    the path meanders through the vineyards
    sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Meander

ramble, thread, wander, weave, wind

Alternate forms of Meander

Derivations: meander

Hyponyms: oxbow, snake

Hypernyms: amble, curve, curved shape, go, locomote, move, perambulation, promenade, saunter, stroll, travel

Origin of the word Meander

  1. 1570s (n.) "confusion, intricacies," from L. meander, from Gk. Maiandros, name of a river in Phrygia, noted for its winding course. The verb meaning "to flow in a winding course" (of rivers) is attested from 1610s. Of a person, "to wander aimlessly" (1831) it is perhaps confused with maunder (q.v.). Related: Meandered; meandering. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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