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6 definitions found
 for meander
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Meander \Me*an"der\, v. t.
     To wind, turn, or twist; to make flexuous.     --Dryton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Meander \Me*an"der\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Meandered; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Meandering.]
     To wind or turn in a course or passage; to be intricate.
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           Five miles meandering with a mazy motion
           Through wood and dale the sacred river ran.
                                                    --Coleridge.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Meander \Me*an"der\, n. [L. Maeander, orig., a river in Phrygia,
     proverbial for its many windings, Gr. ?: cf. F. m['e]andre.]
     1. A winding, crooked, or involved course; as, the meanders
        of the veins and arteries. --Sir M. Hale.
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              While lingering rivers in meanders glide. --Sir R.
                                                    Blackmore.
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     2. A tortuous or intricate movement.
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     3. (Arch.) Fretwork. See Fret.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  meander
      n 1: a bend or curve, as in a stream or river
      2: an aimless amble on a winding course [syn: ramble,
         meander]
      v 1: to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular
           course; "the river winds through the hills"; "the path
           meanders through the vineyards"; "sometimes, the gout
           wanders through the entire body" [syn: weave, wind,
           thread, meander, wander]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  137 Moby Thesaurus words for "meander":
     Chinese puzzle, Gordian knot, Rube Goldberg contraption, S-curve,
     ambages, amble, anfractuosity, bat around, bend, bending, bends,
     bow, bowing, bum, can of worms, circuitousness, circumambages,
     circumbendibus, circumlocution, circumvolution, coils, complex,
     conflexure, contort, convolution, corkscrew, count ties, crinkle,
     crinkling, curves, deflection, divagate, drift, err, excurse,
     flection, flex, flexuosity, flexuousness, flexure, flit, gad,
     gad about, gallivant, geanticline, geosyncline, go about,
     go adrift, go astray, go the rounds, hairpin turn, hit the road,
     hit the trail, hobo, inflection, intorsion, intort, involution,
     jaunt, jungle, knock about, knock around, knot, labyrinth, loops,
     maze, meandering, mesh, mess, mooch, mosey, nomadize, oxbow,
     peregrinate, pererrate, perplex, prowl, ramble, range, ravel,
     reflection, rivulation, roam, rove, run about, saunter, scallop,
     screw, serpentine, sinuation, sinuosity, sinuousness, slink,
     slinkiness, snafu, snake, snake pit, snakiness, snarl, straggle,
     stray, stroll, sweep, swirl, tangle, tangled skein, torsion,
     tortility, tortuosity, tortuousness, traipse, tramp, turn, turning,
     twine, twirl, twist, twist and turn, twisting, undulation,
     vagabond, vagabondize, walk the tracks, wander, wave, waving,
     wayfare, webwork, wheels within wheels, whirl, whorl, wilderness,
     wind, winding, worm, wring, zigzag
  
  

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  MEANDER, n.  To proceed sinuously and aimlessly.  The word is the
  ancient name of a river about one hundred and fifty miles south of
  Troy, which turned and twisted in the effort to get out of hearing
  when the Greeks and Trojans boasted of their prowess.
  

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