stroll

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v stroll walk leisurely and with no apparent aim
    • n stroll a leisurely walk (usually in some public place)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Stroll A wandering on foot; an idle and leisurely walk; a ramble.
    • v. i Stroll To wander on foot; to ramble idly or leisurely; to rove. "These mothers stroll to beg sustenance for their helpless infants."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • stroll To saunter from point to point on foot; walk leisurely as inclination directs; ramble, especially for some particular purpose or aim.
    • stroll To rove from place to place; go about deviously as chance or opportunity offers; roam; wander; tramp: used especially of persons who lead a roaming life in search of occupation or subsistence.
    • stroll To turn in different directions; veer or glance about; rove, as the eyes.
    • stroll Synonyms and Saunter, Wander, etc. See ramble, v.
    • n stroll A wandering along or about; a leisurely walk; a saunter.
    • n stroll A stroller.
    • n stroll A narrow strip of land.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Stroll strōl to ramble idly or leisurely: to wander on foot
    • n Stroll a leisurely walk: a wandering on foot
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Idioms

Stroll down memory lane - If you take a stroll down memory lane, you talk about the past or revisit places that were important to you in the past. (You can also 'take a trip down memory lane'.)
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Dan. stryge, to stroll, Sw. stryka, to stroke, to ramble, dial. Sw. strykel, one who strolls about, Icel. strjka, to stroke, D. struikelen, to stumble, G. straucheln,. Cf. Struggle

Usage

In literature:

Some dawdled, window shopped, or strolled along for the air.
"Combat" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
We strolled to the beach at the hour appointed with our boatman.
"Gold" by Stewart White
I shall stroll out this morning, as soon as I've "cleaned myself," and embrace the first stray enterprise that offers.
"Miss Cayley's Adventures" by Grant Allen
He strolled slowly and somewhat stiffly towards his quarters.
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein
Very leisurely, and with an immense consumption of time, we stroll and get photographed for our passports.
"A Journal of Impressions in Belgium" by May Sinclair
That evening our little crowd of boys strolled out on the west prairie.
"The Price of the Prairie" by Margaret Hill McCarter
Then he strolled out.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
Then the detective strolled back to the club.
"The Bartlett Mystery" by Louis Tracy
He strolled in here last night, told me he could play ball and wanted a chance to show me that he could.
"Jimmy Kirkland and the Plot for a Pennant" by Hugh S. Fullerton
Maybe you'd like to stroll up into the town a bit.
"The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley" by Bertram Mitford
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In poetry:

The moon went for a moonlight stroll,
And tried to be a bard,
And gazed enraptured at itself:
I left it trying hard.
"On the Disastrous Spread of Aestheticism in all Classes" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
She never strolls the streets alone,
Whene'er the sun has ceased to roam
And all the stars so brightly shone—
She waives it.
"The Model Girl" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Basking there in the genial heat,
South of my sheltering vineyard wall,
Strolling, I dream in my lov'd retreat,--
The smile of the sun-god over all.
"A Winter's Day" by John Lawson Stoddard
These may have passed their noonday hours,
In strolling o'er the fleecy sward
Amidst those bright unfolding flowers,
The care of Eden's youthful lord.
"Banishment Of Man From The Garden Of The Lord" by James Madison Bell
Fare-thee-well:
In the garden and the dell
Where thou lov'dst to stroll and meet me,
Nevermore thy kiss shall greet me,
Nevermore, O Isabel!
Fare-thee-well.
"Isabel" by Hanford Lennox Gordon
Oh, for a stroll when opening day
Silvers the dew,
Kissing the buds, whilst zephyrs play
As though they knew
Their gentle breath was needed, just to shake
Your slumbering beauties, and to bid you wake.
"Lines On Receiving A Bunch Of Wild Hyacinths" by John Hartley

In news:

DALLAS — Brittney Griner strolled into the American Airlines Center on Thursday perfectly at ease, like she owned the place.
Strolling the dark streets until dawn, a young photographer captured images of a world all but lost.
Enjoy the summer weather by taking a stroll through Riverscape Metropark.
Stroll into one of today's modern skating centers and your senses might overload.
Visitors and locals are invited to take a stroll along the pedestrian promenade near the waterfront in downtown San Diego to enjoy a unique public art exhibit.
Secessionist hamlet takes stroll down memory lane.
Tight-skirted starlets stroll past their tables ever day, but the middle-aged producers, directors, and agents barely notice.
(istockphoto) Thanksgiving is less than a week away, but you'd hardly know it by strolling through the aisles of some of the nation's retail outlets.
I took a stroll down Memory Lane and forgot where I was.
You can stroll the historic streets, browse in interesting shops, and relax over a terrific meal.
Katie Couric got a glimpse of Drew Brees' star-power in New Orleans when she accompanied the Saints quarterback for a stroll down St Charles Avenue.
For awhile Sunday, it looked like Mike Hill was going to take an 18-hole stroll to a championship.
If you were a member of Boy Scout Troop 97 in Redwood Falls, odds are you were out watching moose stroll by in the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming.
While on a break in Limavady, my wife and I took a stroll along the banks of the Roe.
In this photo made Friday, Aug 31, 2012, a couple strolls through Camden, Maine.
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In science:

George P`olya related in [3, pp. 582-583] an incident that enables him to formulate the question of recurrence for random walks : during a stroll through the woods, he felt embarrassed because he met “certainly much too often” a student with his girlfriend.
A simple proof of a recurrence theorem for random walks in $\Z^{2}$
Strolling through the streets of K¨onigsberg, a young Immanuel Kant may have wondered whether, as some hoped, a path could be found that would take him once and only once over each of the city’s celebrated seven bridges and back to where he started.
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems
To this end we take a stroll along a line of constant α in the phase diagram, starting from the symmetric shock phase and going up in β .
Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking in a Non-Conserving Two-Species Driven Model
His silent colleague simply strolled before him, -How could he answer better?! -- all adored him! And praised his wise reply with great devotion.
Zeno meets modern science
As this is quite an advanced topic in Physics (Astronomy), this contribution will build tougher as we proceed, so I hope the readers will enjoy to start off from a little historic stroll in the science of surveying the skies.
Geometrical constraints on dark energy models
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