You ramble when your talking or your walking goes on and on and on. And on. You’re in no hurry to make a point or get to your destination — if there is one at all.

The word ramble comes from similar roots as roam. They both mean wander, but they’re often used a little differently. You might roam around on vacation to relax or find adventure. If you’re a shark, you roam the deep sea for food. On the other hand, if the person on the plane next to you chatters nervously and can’t stop, you wish they wouldn’t ramble on like that.

Definitions of ramble
  1. verb
    move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
    synonyms: cast, drift, range, roam, roll, rove, stray, swan, tramp, vagabond, wander
    drift, err, stray
    wander from a direct course or at random
    go via an indirect route or at no set pace
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    wander aimlessly
    gad, gallivant, jazz around
    wander aimlessly in search of pleasure
    type of:
    go, locomote, move, travel
    change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
  2. verb
    continue talking or writing in a desultory manner
    synonyms: jog, ramble on
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    type of:
    carry on, continue, go on, proceed
    continue talking
  3. noun
    an aimless amble on a winding course
    synonyms: meander
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    type of:
    amble, perambulation, promenade, saunter, stroll
    a leisurely walk (usually in some public place)
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