Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
wandrian; akin to G.
wandernto wander; fr. AS.
windanto turn. See
To ramble here and there without any certain course or with no definite object in view; to range about; to stroll; to rove;
wanderover the fields
wanderedabout in sheepskins and goatskins.
Heb. xi. 37.
wanderethabroad for bread.
Job xv. 23.
To go away; to depart; to stray off; to deviate; to go astray;
as, a writer.
wandersfrom his subject
When God caused me to
wanderfrom my father’s house.
Gen. xx. 13.
O, let me not
wanderfrom thy commandments.
Ps. cxix. 10.
To be delirious; not to be under the guidance of reason; to rave;
as, the mind.
Syn. – To roam; rove; range; stroll; gad; stray; straggly; err; swerve; deviate; depart.
To travel over without a certain course; to traverse; to stroll through.
[R.]“[Elijah] wandered this barren waste.”
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To rove; to ramble here and there without any certain course or object in view; as, to wander over the fields; to wander about the town, or about the country. Men may sometimes wander for amusement or exercise. Persons sometimes wander because they have no home and are wretched, and sometimes because they have no occupation.
They wandered about in sheep-skins and goat-skins. Hebrews 11.
He wandereth abroad for bread. Job 15.
He was wandering in the field. Genesis 37.
2.To leave home; to depart; to migrate.
When God caused me to wander from my fathers house-- Genesis 20.
3.To depart from the subject in discussion; as, to wander from the point.
4.In a moral sense, to stray; to deviate; to depart from duty or rectitude.
O let me not wander from they commandments. Psalm 119.
5.To be delirious; not to be under the guidance of reason; as, the mind wanders.
Wandring many a famous realm. [Elliptical.]