|1.||[ verb ] move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment|
|Synonyms:||roam drift range stray rove vagabond ramble cast roll tramp swan|
"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"
|Related terms:||travel maunder gallivant stray straggler wanderer alley_cat wandering rambler drifting vagabond hiker|
|2.||[ verb ] (sexuality) be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage|
|Synonyms:||betray cheat cuckold cheat_on|
"She cheats on her husband" "Might her husband be wandering?"
|Related terms:||deceive twotime play_around two-time cuckold|
|3.||[ verb ] go via an indirect route or at no set pace|
"After dinner, we wandered into town"
|Related terms:||proceed weave|
|4.||[ verb ] to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course|
|Synonyms:||wind thread meander weave|
"the river winds through the hills" "the path meanders through the vineyards" "sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body"
|Related terms:||travel snake|
|5.||[ verb ] lose clarity or turn aside esp. from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking|
|Synonyms:||digress divagate stray|
"She always digresses when telling a story" "her mind wanders" "Don't digress when you give a lecture"
|Related terms:||tell diversion digression|