wanderer

Definitions

  • "Oh, wall, have your own way," sez he, and we wandered into the German Village
    "Oh, wall, have your own way," sez he, and we wandered into the German Village
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wanderer a computer program that prowls the internet looking for publicly accessible resources that can be added to a database; the database can then be searched with a search engine
    • n wanderer someone who leads a wandering unsettled life
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Serenely Wandering in a Trance of Sober Thought Serenely Wandering in a Trance of Sober Thought
Wandering Albatross Wandering Albatross

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Wanderer One who wanders; a rambler; one who roves; hence, one who deviates from duty.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n wanderer An American lycænid butterfly, Feniseca tarquinius, wide-spread in the United States east of Kansas. Its larvæ feed upon plant-lice on alder.
    • n wanderer One who or that which wanders; one who roams about, having no home or certain place of abode; also, one who strays from the path of duty.
    • n wanderer plural In Arachnida, specifically, the wandering as distinguished from the sedentary spiders; the vagabonds. See Vagabundæ.
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “We all know that sponges grow in the ocean but I wander how much deeper the ocean would be if that wasn't the case.”
  • C. S. Lewis
    C.%20S.%20Lewis
    “If we really think that home is elsewhere and that this life is a wandering to find home, why should we not look forward to the arrival?”
  • Ramayana
    Ramayana
    “O Lord, wandering with thee, even hell itself would be to me a heaven of bliss.”
  • William Hazlitt
    William%20Hazlitt
    “Lest he should wander irretrievably from the right path, he stands still.”
  • Steven Wright
    Steven Wright
    “I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering.”
  • Peace Pilgrim
    Peace%20Pilgrim
    “A pilgrim is a wanderer with purpose.”

Usage

In literature:

Don't go wandering off like that!
"Brigands of the Moon" by Ray Cummings
In the course of their wanderings they lost their way among the mountains, where they wandered for a whole day.
"Tales of Wonder Every Child Should Know" by Various
But there was one who did not come in on that peaceful afternoon, and that was the wandering minstrel.
"Tom Slade's Double Dare" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Borrow was soon to commence the wanderings which were to give him much unsatisfactory fame, and the pair never met again.
"George Borrow and His Circle" by Clement King Shorter
He quitted Geneva, and wandered away into the mountain villages.
"Cobwebs and Cables" by Hesba Stretton
His soul wandered in dreams of omnipotence.
"The Young Duke" by Benjamin Disraeli
But we wander from the lonely man, who still pores over the sheet he holds in his attenuated fingers.
"Eventide" by Effie Afton
He may have just wandered off.
"The Bobbsey Twins on Blueberry Island" by Laura Lee Hope
I have wandered all over Grandison Place when it was a deserted mansion.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
But how came 'the Wanderer' into her circle?
"Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History" by Thomas Carlyle
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In poetry:

She was a poor erring girl,
A wanderer alone,
Friends she had none in this world,
Nor a place she could call home.
"Unfortunate" by Julia A Moore
Then Akbar came and drove him--
A jackal--from his door,
And bade him wander far and look
On Sutna's face no more.
"In The Tents Of Akbar" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
I were still a wandering sheep
But for thee, O Shepherd-man!
Following now, I faint, I weep,
Yet I follow as I can!
"Written For One In Sore Pain" by George MacDonald
The night is as an ancient way
Through some dead land,
Whereon the ghosts of Memory
And Sorrow wander hand in hand.
"Insomnia" by Madison Julius Cawein
Far and farther as we wander
Sweeter shall our roaming be,
Come, for dim and winsome yonder
Lies the path to Arcady!
"The Forest Path" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
So I wander and wander along,
And forever before me gleams
The shining city of song,
In the beautiful land of dreams.
"Fata Morgana. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Third)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

First, DC Council member Mary M Cheh (D-Ward 3) made it a bit easier for small animals to avoid a death sentence when they wander into a District residents' homes or back yards.
The Wandering Sons, an Americana/folk-rock band founded in Appleton, Wis.
Rescuers say that Kyle Camp, who wandered away from his Hackleburg, Ala.
Animals apparently froze to death after wandering off grazing land last fall.
A Bethesda day care center is trying to figure out how toddlers wandered off a playground and onto the streets.
Do they wander, shift or tilt.
The ambience found at Old Town Nursery encourages wandering, exploration and the discovery of new ideas for gardens.
There are Orcs wandering the Earth, and you might be one of them.
Woman wanders away from rave party in Qatal Canyon area.
But there's more to Memorial Day than placing flowers on parents' graves or wandering around the cemetery looking for great-grandparents.
PMS and the Wandering Womb.
Wandering across Culture Collide's multiple venues was like strolling through a farmer's market.
On his move to England's Bolton Wanderers FC.
It had been wandering around the area for a few days.
The video monitor shows the Kool-Aid Man wandering through 3-D digital worlds.
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In science:

Imagine that four ‘satellites’ wander in spacetime, emitting their proper times.
Using pulsars to define space-time coordinates
Kakutani, Weakly wandering sets and invariant measures, Trans.
On infinite-volume mixing
They spent more time wandering at random in arenas with complex obstacles (Fig. 6c).
Hot Ice Computer
The next result provides an equivalent characterization of (2.2) based on the notion of a weakly wandering set.
Ergodic properties of sum- and max-stable stationary random fields via null and positive group actions
The positive part PG has no weakly wandering set of positive measure. (ii) The nul l part NG is a union of weakly wandering sets w.r.t. G .
Ergodic properties of sum- and max-stable stationary random fields via null and positive group actions
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