maunder

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v maunder speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    • v maunder talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice
    • v maunder wander aimlessly
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Maunder A beggar.
    • Maunder To beg.
    • Maunder To mutter; to mumble; to grumble; to speak indistinctly or disconnectedly; to talk incoherently. "He was ever maundering by the how that he met a party of scarlet devils."
    • v. t Maunder To utter in a grumbling manner; to mutter.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n maunder A beggar.
    • maunder To beg.
    • maunder To speak with a beggar's whine; grumble.
    • maunder To mutter; talk incoherently or idly; wander in talking like a drunken or foolish person; drivel.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Maunder mawn′dėr to beg: to whine like a beggar, to grumble: to mutter, to talk foolishly, to drivel
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. mendier, to beg, E. mendicant,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. mendier, to beg—L. mendicāre.

Usage

In literature:

You maundered about your dear Teresa on my steamboat till I was nearly sick, and, by James!
"A Master of Fortune" by Cutcliffe Hyne
After this I could make little of his maunderings.
"Somewhere in Red Gap" by Harry Leon Wilson
Would any one, save an Irishman, give way, day after day, to those insane maunderings?
"The Goose Girl" by Harold MacGrath
But here he had maundered on, and never found out the all-important things about her.
"The Girl from Montana" by Grace Livingston Hill
Tyson could speak, Tyson could write, where other men maunder and drivel.
"The Tysons" by May Sinclair
The fortunes such men as Maundering and Piffle and Drool made!
"The Voice in the Fog" by Harold MacGrath
After him came the man in the velvet jacket, who was maundering, Doctor Wilhelm, Max Pander, and the other two sailors.
"Atlantis" by Gerhart Hauptmann
They cast it as one casts a coin into the hand of some maundering beggar, with commingled oh-wells and philosophical pity.
"Europe After 8:15" by H. L. Mencken, George Jean Nathan and Willard Huntington Wright
I don't wonder my maunderings amused you.
"A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories" by William D. Howells
Several days passed, and I took care to show William that I had forgotten his maunderings.
"Short Stories of Various Types" by Various
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In poetry:

The while hoarse night winds rave,
The old year looking backward to his prime
With dim fond eyes, down the last steps of time
Goes maundering to his grave!
"The Death of Autumn" by Kate Seymour Maclean
Some clamour much for kisses, some for Few,
Others deep sup, their Thirstings to renew,
And mumble into Maunderings, but I,
In Kissing, scorn the How Much for the Who.
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin
She smiled and that transfigured me
And left me but a lout,
Maundering here, and maundering there,
Emptier of thought
Than the heavenly circuit of its stars
When the moon sails out.
"A Man Young And Old: I. First Love" by William Butler Yeats

In news:

Is it marketing or maundering.
Patricia Read Maunder , 77, of Austin died peacefully in her home Sept 29.
Maunder and his employees met last night (Tuesday) and discussed the temporary Berry reopening.
"Everybody's real excited to get back into room and get back at it," Maunder said.
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In science:

It is interesting t o note that the origins of the Maunder minimum or of the historical maxima must be connected to the understanding of the dynamical processes of the solar machine including the dynamics of the radiative zone.
Laboratory performances of the solar multichannel resonant scattering spectrometer prototype of the GOLF-New Generation instrument
Several authors have studied the archival records of sunspots during the Maunder minimum (Sokoloff & Nesme-Ribes 1994; Hoyt & Schatten 1996).
Dynamo models of grand minima
The few sunspots seen during the Maunder minimum mostly appeared in the southern hemisphere.
Dynamo models of grand minima
Maunder minimum from 1670, showing a clear trend of hemispheric asymmetry.
Dynamo models of grand minima
It is an open question whether hemispheric asymmetry played any crucial role in creating the Maunder minimum (Charbonneau 2005).
Dynamo models of grand minima
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