Traipse vs Meander - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between traipse and meander

is that traipse is (obsolete) to walk in a messy or unattractively casual way; to trail through dirt while meander is to wind or turn in a course or passage; to be intricate.

As nouns the difference between traipse and meander

is that traipse is a long or tiring walk while meander is a winding, crooked, or involved course.

traipse

English

Alternative forms

* trapes

Verb

(en-verb)
  • (obsolete) To walk in a messy or unattractively casual way; to trail through dirt.
  • * 1728 , Alexander Pope, The Dunciad , Book III, ll. 140-4:
  • Lo next two slipshod Muses traipse along, In lofty madness, meditating song, / With tresses staring from poetic dreams, / And never wash'd, but in Castalia‚Äôs streams [...].
  • (colloquial) To walk about, especially when expending much effort, or unnecessary effort.
  • * 1922 , James Joyce, Ulysses :
  • After traipsing about in the fog they found the grave sure enough.
  • (colloquial) To walk (a distance or journey) wearily or with effort; to walk about or over (a place).
  • * 1874 , Thomas Hardy, Far From the Madding Crowd :
  • She only got handy the Union-house on Sunday morning 'a b'lieve, and 'tis supposed here and there that she had traipsed every step of the way from Melchester.

    Synonyms

    * (walk about) gad, travel, walk * cover, travel, traverse

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A long or tiring walk.
  • It was a long traipse uphill all the way home.

    Synonyms

    * (long or tiring walk) hike, trek

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    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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