wander

The verb wander describes something that has lost track. If you're watching a boring movie, your mind might begin to wander. If you don't have a clear goal, you could wander too — meaning you drift aimlessly.

When you wander mentally, your thoughts get lost. And when you wander physically, you don't have a destination, so it's also possible to lose your bearings and not know where you are — or how to get back. That's why wander is also used to describe someone who drifts from place to place or job to job without a sense of direction or purpose.

Definitions of wander
1

v move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course

“sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body”
Synonyms:
meander, thread, weave, wind
Types:
snake
move along a winding path
Type of:
go, locomote, move, travel
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

v go via an indirect route or at no set pace

“After dinner, we wandered into town”
Synonyms:
cast, drift, ramble, range, roam, roll, rove, stray, swan, tramp, vagabond
move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
meander, thread, weave, wind
to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
Type of:
continue, go forward, proceed
move ahead; travel onward in time or space

v move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment

“the wandering Jew”
Synonyms:
cast, drift, ramble, range, roam, roll, rove, stray, swan, tramp, vagabond
drift, err, stray
wander from a direct course or at random
Types:
maunder
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

v lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking

“her mind wanders
Synonyms:
digress, divagate, stray
Type of:
tell
let something be known

v be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage

“Might her husband be wandering?”
Synonyms:
betray, cheat, cheat on, cuckold
Types:
two-time
carry on a romantic relationship with two people at the same time
fool around, play around
commit adultery
Type of:
cozen, deceive, delude, lead on
be false to; be dishonest with

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