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me·an·der  (m-ndr)
intr.v. me·an·dered, me·an·der·ing, me·an·ders
1. To follow a winding and turning course: Streams tend to meander through level land.
2. To move aimlessly and idly without fixed direction: vagabonds meandering through life. See Synonyms at wander.
1. meanders Circuitous windings or sinuosities, as of a stream or path.
2. A circuitous journey or excursion; ramble. Often used in the plural.
3. An ornamental pattern of winding or intertwining lines, used in art and architecture.

[From Latin maeander, circuitous windings, from Greek maiandros, after Maiandros, the Maeander River in Phrygia, noted for its windings.]

me·ander·er n.
me·ander·ing·ly adv.
me·androus (-drs) adj.

meander [mɪˈændə]
vb (intr)
1. to follow a winding course
2. to wander without definite aim or direction
1. (often plural) a curve or bend, as in a river
2. (often plural) a winding course or movement
3. (Fine Arts & Visual Arts / Architecture) an ornamental pattern, esp as used in ancient Greek architecture
[from Latin maeander, from Greek Maiandros the River Maeander; see Menderes (sense 1)]
meanderer  n
meandering  adj
meanderingly  adv
meandrous  adj

Meander [miːˈændə]
(Historical Terms) (Placename) a variant spelling of Maeander

meander  (m-ndr)
A sinuous curve, bend, or loop along the course of a stream or river.

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