Strolled vs Wandered - What's the difference?

strolled | wandered |


As verbs the difference between strolled and wandered

is that strolled is (stroll) while wandered is (wander).

strolled

English

Verb

(head)
  • (stroll)
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    stroll

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A wandering on foot; an idle and leisurely walk; a ramble.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To wander on foot; to ramble idly or leisurely; to rove.
  • *(Jonathan Swift) (1667–1745)
  • *:These mothers stroll to beg sustenance for their helpless infants.
  • *, chapter=7
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=The turmoil went on—no rest, no peace. […] It was nearly eleven o'clock now, and he strolled out again. In the little fair created by the costers' barrows the evening only seemed beginning; and the naphtha flares made one's eyes ache, the men's voices grated harshly, and the girls' faces saddened one.}}
  • To go somewhere with ease.
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  • *:His sister, Mrs. Gerard, stood there in carriage gown and sables, radiant with surprise. ¶ “Phil?!  You?!   Exactly like you, Philip, to come strolling in from the antipodes—dear fellow?!” recovering from the fraternal embrace and holding both lapels of his coat in her gloved hands.
  • Synonyms

    * range, roam, rove, stray

    See also

    * stroller

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    wandered

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (wander)

  • wander

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (lb) To move without purpose or specified destination; often in search of livelihood.
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  • *(Bible), (w) xi.37:
  • *:They wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins.
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  • *:“A tight little craft,” was Austin’s invariable comment on the matron;. ¶ Near her wandered her husband, orientally bland, invariably affable, and from time to time squinting sideways, as usual, in the ever-renewed expectation that he might catch a glimpse of his stiff, retroussé moustache.
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  • *:There is an hour or two, after the passengers have embarked, which is disquieting and fussy.Stewards, carrying cabin trunks, swarm in the corridors. Passengers wander restlessly about or hurry, with futile energy, from place to place.
  • (lb) To stray; stray from one's course; err.
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  • *(Bible), (Psalms) cxix.10:
  • *:O, let me not wander from thy commandments.
  • (lb) To commit adultery.
  • (lb) To go somewhere indirectly or at varying speeds; to move in a curved path.
  • (lb) Of the mind, to lose focus or clarity of argument or attention.
  • Conjugation

    (en-conj-simple)

    Synonyms

    * (move without purpose) err, roam * (commit adultery) cheat * (go somewhere indirectly) * (lose focus) drift

    Derived terms

    * wander off * wanderer * wanderlust

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act or instance of wandering.
  • To go for a wander

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