To wander is to walk around or do something without any direction or purpose.
- The high school kids had nothing to do, so they just wandered around the shopping mall all day.
- Todd wandered into the forest and got lost.
- A three-year-old boy was found wandering around in the street by himself. (The word "wandering" is a gerund in this sentence.)
- The people in the car wandered into a construction zone. They were told to leave.
- The police found a strange man wandering around in our neighborhood, so they asked him some questions.
- Don’t let your kids wander away. Keep your eyes on them.
A person who wanders is called a "wanderer."
Note: There’s a difference beween "wander" and "wonder."
Click here to learn more words.
This page was first published on September 28, 2013. It was updated on May 5, 2016.