The English potter and ceramist Josiah Wedgwood loved the meander.
Solnit can take up a thought and follow its meander into as-yet unrevealed territory.
As announced in The New York Times, stores now track customers as they meander through the shop floor.
1570s, "confusion, intricacies," from Latin meander "a winding course," from Greek Maiandros, name of a river in Caria noted for its winding course (the Greeks used the name figuratively for winding patterns). In reference to river courses, in English, from 1590s. Adjectival forms are meandrine (1846); meandrous (1650s).