Synonyms for wander

Synonyms for (verb) wander

Synonyms: divagate, digress, wander, stray

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

Usage: She always digresses when telling a story; her mind wanders; Don't digress when you give a lecture

Similar words: tell

Definition: let something be known

Usage: Tell them that you will be late


Synonyms: tramp, swan, stray, drift, cast, roam, ramble, range, vagabond, wander, roll, rove

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

Usage: 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

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: 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


Synonyms: meander, wander, weave, wind, thread

Definition: to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course

Usage: the river winds through the hills; the path meanders through the vineyards; sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: 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


Synonyms: wander

Definition: go via an indirect route or at no set pace

Usage: After dinner, we wandered into town

Similar words: continue, proceed, go forward

Definition: move ahead; travel onward in time or space

Usage: We proceeded towards Washington; She continued in the direction of the hills; We are moving ahead in time now


Synonyms: betray, cheat, cheat on, wander, cuckold

Definition: be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage

Usage: She cheats on her husband; Might her husband be wandering?

Similar words: cozen, deceive, delude, lead on

Definition: be false to; be dishonest with