Wandering vs Itinerant - What's the difference?

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Wandering is a related term of itinerant.


As adjectives the difference between wandering and itinerant

is that wandering is which wanders; travelling from place to place while itinerant is which travels to perform its functions.

As nouns the difference between wandering and itinerant

is that wandering is travelling with no preset route; roaming while itinerant is a homeless person.

As a verb wandering

is .

wandering

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Which wanders; travelling from place to place.
  • (medicine, of an organ) Abnormally capable of moving in certain directions.
  • a wandering''' kidney; a '''wandering liver

    Derived terms

    (terms derived from wandering) * wandering abscess * wandering albatross * wandering cell * wandering dune * wandering Jew * wandering kidney * wandering liver * wandering mouse * wandering pacemaker * wandering sequence * wandering set * wandering spider * wandering tattler

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Travelling with no preset route; roaming.
  • Irregular turning of the eyes.
  • Aimless thought.
  • Straying from a desired path.
  • (chiefly, in the plural) Disordered speech or delirium.
  • Verb

    (head)
  • itinerant

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Habitually travelling from place to place.
  • an itinerant preacher or peddler
  • * Blackstone
  • The king's own courts were then itinerant , being kept in the king's palace, and removing with his household in those royal progresses which he continually made.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who travels from place to place.
  • (Ireland) a member of the Travelling Community, whether settled or not.