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- mæander (archaic)
meander (plural meanders)
- One of the turns of a winding, crooked, or involved course.
- the meanders of an old river, or of the veins and arteries in the body
- 1712, Sir Richard Blackmore, "Creation: A Philosophical Poem":
- See, how the streams advancing to the main, / Through crooked channels draw their crystal train! / While lingering thus they in meanders glide, / They scatter verdant life on either side.
- A tortuous or intricate movement.
- (geography) one of a series of regular sinuous curves, bends, loops, turns, or windings in the channel of a river, stream, or other watercourse
- Synonym of , a decorative border.
- (mathematics) A self-avoiding closed curve which intersects a line a number of times.
winding, crooked or involved course
tortuous or intricate movement
fretwork — see fretwork
Greek key — see Greek key
math: type of self-avoiding closed curve
- (intransitive) To wind or turn in a course or passage; to be intricate.
- The stream meandered through the valley.
- 2020 November 18, Paul Bigland, “New infrastructure and new rolling stock”, in Rail, page 51:
- I'd forgotten how scenic parts of the line are - the railway crosses a host of streams while meandering through meadows or skirting woodland.
- (transitive) To wind, turn, or twist; to make flexuous.
- 1612, Michael Drayton, “(please specify the chapter)”, in [John Selden], editor, Poly-Olbion. Or A Chorographicall Description of Tracts, Riuers, Mountaines, Forests, and Other Parts of this Renowned Isle of Great Britaine, […], London: […] H[umphrey] L[ownes] for Mathew Lownes; I. Browne; I. Helme; I. Busbie, published 1613, OCLC 1049089293:
- Her labyrinth-like ţurns, and mad meander'd trace […]
to wind or turn
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- The Chambers Dictionary (1998)
- a meander (in a river)
- a meander (in a river)
- “meander” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
meander m inan
- meander (one of a series of regular sinuous curves, bends, loops, turns, or windings in the channel of a river, stream, or other watercourse)
- Synonym: zakole
- meander, meandros (decorative border constructed from a continuous line, shaped into a repeated motif)
Declension of meander