Digress vs Meander - What's the difference?

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In lang=en terms the difference between digress and meander

is that digress is to turn aside from the right path; to transgress; to offend while meander is to wind, turn, or twist; to make flexuous.

As verbs the difference between digress and meander

is that digress is to step or turn aside; to deviate; to swerve; especially, to turn aside from the main subject of attention, or course of argument, in writing or speaking while meander is to wind or turn in a course or passage; to be intricate.

As a noun meander is

a winding, crooked, or involved course.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

digress

English

Verb

(es)
  • To step or turn aside; to deviate; to swerve; especially, to turn aside from the main subject of attention, or course of argument, in writing or speaking.
  • * Holland
  • Moreover she beginneth to digress in latitude.
  • * John Locke
  • In the pursuit of an argument there is hardly room to digress into a particular definition as often as a man varies the signification of any term.
  • * {{quote-song
  • , year = 1959 , title = In Old Mexico , composer = (Tom Lehrer) , passage = For I hadn't had so much fun since the day / my brother's dog Rover / got run over. / (Rover was killed by a Pontiac. And it was done with such grace and artistry that the witnesses awarded the driver both ears and the tail – but I digress .) }}
  • To turn aside from the right path; to transgress; to offend.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Thy abundant goodness shall excuse / This deadly blot on thy digressing son.

    Synonyms

    * (turn from the course of argument) sidetrack

    meander

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (archaic)

    Noun

    (wikipedia meander) (en noun)
  • A winding, crooked, or involved course.
  • the meanders of an old river, or of the veins and arteries in the body
  • * Sir R. Blackmore
  • While lingering rivers in meanders glide.
  • A tortuous or intricate movement.
  • Fretwork.
  • (math) A self-avoiding closed curve which intersects a line a number of times.
  • Derived terms

    * meander belt * meanderer * meandering * meanderian * meanderic * meanderiform * meanderine * meander line * meander loop * meandrous * meandry

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To wind or turn in a course or passage; to be intricate.
  • The stream meandered through the valley.
  • To wind, turn, or twist; to make flexuous.
  • (Dryton)

    References

    * The Chambers Dictionary (1998)

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