Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb wander

5 senses of wander

Sense 1
roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond -- (move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next"; "They rolled from town to town")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 2
cheat on, cheat, cuckold, betray, wander -- (be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage; "She cheats on her husband"; "Might her husband be wandering?")
       => deceive, lead on, delude, cozen -- (be false to; be dishonest with)

Sense 3
wander -- (go via an indirect route or at no set pace; "After dinner, we wandered into town")
       => proceed, go forward, continue -- (move ahead; travel onward in time or space; "We proceeded towards Washington"; "She continued in the direction of the hills"; "We are moving ahead in time now")

Sense 4
weave, wind, thread, meander, wander -- (to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course; "the river winds through the hills"; "the path meanders through the vineyards"; "sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 5
digress, stray, divagate, wander -- (lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking; "She always digresses when telling a story"; "her mind wanders"; "Don't digress when you give a lecture")
       => tell -- (let something be known; "Tell them that you will be late")

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