What is another word for meander?

Pronunciation: [miːˈandə] (IPA)

Meander is a term used to describe a winding or curving course taken by a river, road or path. Some synonyms for meander include wind, curve, twist, turn, bend, and snake. These words all refer to the same concept of movement that is not straightforward or linear. Other alternatives to meander include wander, rove, ramble, and drift. These synonyms for meander can be applied to a variety of different contexts, from describing a river's natural path to discussing the way a person walks or thinks. Regardless of the situation, these words all convey a sense of movement that is not confined to a straight line.

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What are the hypernyms for Meander?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • hypernyms for meander (as nouns)

  • hypernyms for meander (as verbs)

What are the hyponyms for Meander?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the holonyms for Meander?

Holonyms are words that denote a whole whose part is denoted by another word.

What are the opposite words for meander?

The word "meander" refers to a winding or circuitous path, but its antonyms are words that express the opposite some patterns. A straightforward path or a direct route could be considered as an antonym for meander. Other antonyms for meander include terms like straight, direct, unswerving, undeviating, and linear, among others. These words usually mean that the path or route is not winding or twisting, but rather going in a straight line or a direct fashion. Antonyms of meander usually express the concept of movement towards a goal without any deviations or detours, which contrasts with the idea of meandering. Therefore, while the word "meander" implies a leisurely, wandering path, antonyms for it express more deliberate, focused movements.

What are the antonyms for Meander?

Usage examples for Meander

Three tiny threads of water, each accompanied by its riband of verdant grasses, meander downwards some few yards, and then unite and form a little stream.
"Wild Life in a Southern County"
Richard Jefferies
And she's going to have the water brought in pipes which will end in some great rocks, which we'll have hauled from the woods, and from under these rocks a brook will flow and meander through the park.
"Mrs. Cliff's Yacht"
Frank R. Stockton
When I drew near the house the road showed a tendency to meander, and as I was getting pretty hungry and counted on luncheon with the laird, be he patriot or traitor, I left the highway and followed a path across a clover field.
"The Man From the Clouds"
J. Storer Clouston

Famous quotes with Meander

  • Life is like a blanket too short. You pull it up and your toes rebel, you yank it down and shivers meander about your shoulder; but cheerful folks manage to draw their knees up and pass a very comfortable night.
    Marion Howard
  • His style is temperate rather than polemical, allusive rather than dogmatic. He is not easy to pin down. I suspect that, like Michael Oakeshott, he does not believe in conclusions, preferring conversation to meander according to the quality of those taking part. The reader is left with impressions and suggestions, jostling each other for attention. He avoids the catcalls and blazing generalities that pass for debate in today’s cyber world.
    Tony Judt
  • Now there grows among all the rooms, replacing the night's old smoke, alcohol and sweat, the fragile, musaceous odor of Breakfast: flowery, permeating, surprising, more than the color of winter sunlight, taking over not so much through any brute pungency or volume as by the high intricacy to the weaving of its molecules, sharing the conjuror's secret by which — though it is not often that Death is told so clearly to fuck off — the living genetic chains prove even labyrinthine enough to preserve some human face down twenty generations... so the same assertion-through-structure allows this war morning's banana fragrance to meander, repossess, prevail.
    Thomas Pynchon

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