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WANDER, v.i. [G., to wander, to walk, to change, exchange or transform.]

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.

WANDER, v.t. To travel over without a certain course.

Wandring many a famous realm. [Elliptical.]



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WANDER, v.i. [G., to wander, to walk, to change, exchange or transform.]

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.

WANDER, v.t. To travel over without a certain course.

Wandring many a famous realm. [Elliptical.]

WAN'DER, v.i. [Sax. wandrian; D. wandelen, to walk; G. wandeln, to wander, to walk, to change, exchange or transform; Sw. vånda, to turn; vandra, to wander; Dan. vandler, to walk, to wander, to trade; vandel, behavior, deportment, conversation; It. andare, Sp. and Port. andar, to go; Sans. andara, a wanderer.]

  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. – Heb. xi. He wandereth about for bread. – Job xv. He was wandering in the field. Gen. xxxvii.
  2. To leave home; to depart; to migrate. When God caused me to wander from my father's house. Gen. xx.
  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 thy commandments. Ps. cxix.
  5. To be delirious; not to be under the guidance of reason; as, the mind wanders.

WAN'DER, v.t.

To travel over without a certain course. Wand'ring many a famous realm. [Elliptical.] – Milton.


Wan"der
  1. To ramble here and there without any certain course or with no definite object in view; to range about; to stroll; to rove; as, to wander over the fields.

    They wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins. Heb. xi. 37.

    He wandereth abroad for bread. Job xv. 23.

  2. To travel over without a certain course; to traverse; to stroll through.

    [R.] "[Elijah] wandered this barren waste." Milton.
  3. To go away; to depart; to stray off; to deviate; to go astray; as, a writer wanders from his subject.

    When God caused me to wander from my father's house. Gen. xx. 13.

    O, let me not wander from thy commandments. Ps. cxix. 10.

  4. To be delirious; not to be under the guidance of reason; to rave; as, the mind wanders.

    Syn. -- To roam; rove; range; stroll; gad; stray; straggly; err; swerve; deviate; depart.

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Wander

WANDER, verb intransitive [G., to wander to walk, to change, exchange or transform.]

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 11:37.

He wandereth abroad for bread. Job 15:23.

He was wandering in the field. Genesis 37:1.

2. To leave home; to depart; to migrate.

When God caused me to wander from my fathers house-- Genesis 20:13.

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. Psalms 119:10.

5. To be delirious; not to be under the guidance of reason; as, the mind wanders.

WANDER, verb transitive To travel over without a certain course.

Wandring many a famous realm. [Elliptical.]

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

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