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Webster 1913 Edition


Wandering

Wan′der-ing

,
Adj.
&
Noun.
from
Wander
,
Verb.
Wandering albatross
(Zool.)
,
the great white albatross. See Illust. of
Albatross
.
Wandering cell
(Physiol.)
,
an animal cell which possesses the power of spontaneous movement, as one of the white corpuscles of the blood.
Wandering Jew
(Bot.)
,
any one of several creeping species of
Tradescantia
, which have alternate, pointed leaves, and a soft, herbaceous stem which roots freely at the joints. They are commonly cultivated in hanging baskets, window boxes, etc.
Wandering kidney
(Med.)
,
a morbid condition in which one kidney, or, rarely, both kidneys, can be moved in certain directions; – called also
floating kidney
,
movable kidney
.
Wandering liver
(Med.)
,
a morbid condition of the liver, similar to wandering kidney.
Wandering mouse
(Zool.)
,
the whitefooted, or deer, mouse. See Illust. of
Mouse
.
Wandering spider
(Zool.)
,
any one of a tribe of spiders that wander about in search of their prey.

Webster 1828 Edition


Wandering

WANDERING

,
ppr.
Roving; rambling; deviating from duty.

WANDERING

,
Noun.
1.
Peregrination; a traveling without a settled course.
2.
Aberration; mistaken way; deviation from rectitude; as a wandering from duty.
3.
A roving of the mind or thoughts from the point or business in which one ought to be engaged.
4.
The roving of the mind in a dream.
5.
The roving of the mind in delirium.
6.
Uncertainty; want of being fixed.

Definition 2021


wandering

wandering

English

Adjective

wandering (not comparable)

  1. Which wanders; travelling from place to place.
  2. (medicine, of an organ) Abnormally capable of moving in certain directions.
    a wandering kidney; a wandering liver

Derived terms

Translations

Noun

wandering (plural wanderings)

  1. Travelling with no preset route; roaming.
  2. Irregular turning of the eyes.
  3. Aimless thought.
  4. Straying from a desired path.
  5. (chiefly in the plural) Disordered speech or delirium.

Translations

Verb

wandering

  1. present participle of wander