As nouns the difference between meander and vagabond
is that meander
is a winding, crooked, or involved course while vagabond
is a person on a trip of indeterminate destination and/or length of time.
As verbs the difference between meander and vagabond
is that meander
is to wind or turn in a course or passage; to be intricate while vagabond
is to roam, as a vagabond.
As an adjective vagabond is
floating about without any certain direction; driven to and fro.
A winding, crooked, or involved course.
* Sir R. Blackmore
- the meanders of an old river, or of the veins and arteries in the body
A tortuous or intricate movement.
(math) A self-avoiding closed curve which intersects a line a number of times.
- While lingering rivers in meanders glide.
* meander belt
* meander line
* meander loop
To wind or turn in a course or passage; to be intricate.
To wind, turn, or twist; to make flexuous.
- The stream meandered through the valley.
* The Chambers Dictionary (1998)
A person on a trip of indeterminate destination and/or length of time.
One who wanders from place to place, having no fixed dwelling, or not abiding in it, and usually without the means of honest livelihood; a vagrant; a hobo.
* Bible, Genesis iv. 12
- A fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be.
* See also
To roam, as a vagabond
Floating about without any certain direction; driven to and fro.
* 1959 , Jack London, The Star Rover
- To heaven their prayers / Flew up, nor missed the way, by envious winds / Blown vagabond or frustrate.
- Truly, the worships of the Mystery wandered as did men, and between filchings and borrowings the gods had as vagabond a time of it as did we.