meander [mee-an-der] /miˈæn dər/ Show IPA
verb (used without object)
to proceed by or take a winding or indirect course:
The stream meandered through the valley.
to wander aimlessly; ramble:
The talk meandered on.
verb (used with object)
to define the margin of (a body of water) with a meander line
Usually, meanders. turnings or windings; a winding path or course.
a circuitous movement or journey.
an intricate variety of fret or fretwork.
1570–80; < Latin maeander < Greek maíandros a winding, special use of Maíandros, the Menderes River, noted for its winding course
1. wander, wind, twist, snake, coil.