travelling about without any clear destination

she followed him in his wanderings and looked after him

Syn: ↑roving, ↑vagabondage
Derivationally related forms: ↑vagabond (for: ↑vagabondage), ↑rove (for: ↑roving), ↑wander
Hypernyms: ↑travel, ↑traveling, ↑travelling
Hyponyms: ↑drifting
1. migratory (Freq. 2)

a restless mobile society


the nomadic habits of the Bedouins


believed the profession of a peregrine typist would have a happy future


wandering tribes

Syn: ↑mobile, ↑nomadic, ↑peregrine, ↑roving
Similar to: ↑unsettled
Derivationally related forms: ↑peregrine (for: ↑peregrine), ↑mobility (for: ↑mobile)
2. of a path e.g. (Freq. 2)

meandering streams


rambling forest paths


the river followed its wandering course


a winding country road

Syn: ↑meandering, ↑rambling, ↑winding
Similar to: ↑indirect
3. having no fixed course

an erratic comet


his life followed a wandering course


a planetary vagabond

Syn: ↑erratic, ↑planetary
Similar to: ↑unsettled

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