(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. i. stroll, saunter, stray, rove, wander; digress, maunder. See travel, loquacity, deviation, diffuseness.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To saunter]
Syn. stroll, pRomenade, roam, wander; see roam , walk 1 .
2. [To speak or write aimlessly]
Syn. drift, stray, diverge, meander, blather, talk nonsense, chatter, babble, digress, maunder, get off the point, get off the subject, go off on a tangent, go on and on, talk discursively, write without sequence of ideas, expatiate, protract, enlarge, descant, be diffuse, prose, dwell on, harp on, dilate, amplify, go astray, wander, gossip, drivel, rant and rave, talk at random, talk off the top of one's head, beat around the bush.
3. [To go in various directions; said especially of vines ]
Syn. twist, twine, wander, roam, branch off, climb, spread, fork, straggle, stray, extend, grow, clamber, trail; see also turn 6 , wind 3 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
roam, wander aimlessly, drift, rove, range, stroll, traipse, meander, stray, walk, saunter, hike.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To move about at random, especially over a wide area: drift, gad, gallivant, meander, peregrinate, range, roam, rove, stray, traipse, wander. See MOVE. 2. To walk at a leisurely pace: amble, meander, perambulate, promenade, saunter, stroll, wander. Informal: mosey. See MOVE. 3. To turn aside, especially from the main subject in writing or speaking: deviate, digress, divagate, diverge, stray, wander. Idiom: go off at (or on) a tangent. See APPROACH. II noun An act of walking, especially for pleasure: amble, meander (often used in plural), perambulation, promenade, saunter, stroll, walk, wander. See MOVE.

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