Meander vs Vagabond - What's the difference?

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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.

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)

    Anagrams

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    vagabond

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • 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.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Hypernyms

    * person

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To roam, as a vagabond
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • Floating about without any certain direction; driven to and fro.
  • * Milton
  • To heaven their prayers / Flew up, nor missed the way, by envious winds / Blown vagabond or frustrate.
  • * 1959 , Jack London, The Star Rover
  • 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.
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