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Meaning of WANDERING

Pronunciation:  'wânduring

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  travelling about without any clear destination; "she followed him in his wanderings and looked after him"
  2. [adj]  having no fixed course; "an erratic comet"; "his life followed a wandering course"; "a planetary vagabond"
  3. [adj]  (of groups of people) tending to travel and change settlements frequently; "a restless mobile society"; "the nomadic habits of the Bedouins"; "believed the profession of a peregrine typist would have a happy future"; "wandering tribes"

WANDERING is a 9 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: erratic, mobile, nomadic, peregrine, planetary, roving, roving, unsettled, vagabondage
 See Also: drifting, peregrination



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
a. & n. from {Wander}, v.

{Wandering albatross} (Zo["o]l.), the great white albatross.
   See Illust. of {Albatross}.

{Wandering cell} (Physiol.), an animal cell which possesses
   the power of spontaneous movement, as one of the white
   corpuscles of the blood.

{Wandering Jew} (Bot.), any one of several creeping species
   of {Tradescantia}, which have alternate, pointed leaves,
   and a soft, herbaceous stem which roots freely at the
   joints. They are commonly cultivated in hanging baskets,
   window boxes, etc.

{Wandering kidney} (Med.), a morbid condition in which one
   kidney, or, rarely, both kidneys, can be moved in certain
   directions; -- called also {floating kidney}, {movable

{Wandering liver} (Med.), a morbid condition of the liver,
   similar to wandering kidney.

{Wandering mouse} (Zo["o]l.), the whitefooted, or deer,
   mouse. See Illust. of {Mouse}.

{Wandering spider} (Zo["o]l.), any one of a tribe of spiders
   that wander about in search of their prey.

Easton Bible Dictionary

of the Israelites in the wilderness in consequence of their rebellious fears to enter the Promised Land (Num. 14:26-35). They wandered for forty years before they were permitted to cross the Jordan (Josh. 4:19; 5:6).

The record of these wanderings is given in Num. 33:1-49. Many of the stations at which they camped cannot now be identified.

Questions of an intricate nature have been discussed regarding the "Wanderings," but it is enough for us to take the sacred narrative as it stands, and rest assured that "He led them forth by the right way" (Ps. 107:1-7, 33-35). (See WILDERNESS.)