wandering

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Etymology[edit]

wander +‎ -ing

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Adjective[edit]

wandering (not comparable)

  1. Which wanders; travelling from place to place.
    • 2013, Pan, Xuan; Hsing Yun, “When You Stop By the Four Permanent Exhibits”, in Robert Smitheram, transl., Buddha Land in the Human World: The Making of the Buddha Memorial Center[1], First English edition, Buddha's Light Publishing, →ISBN, LCCN 2013001357, OCLC 825646296, page 64:
      This was the time when Venerable Master Hsing Yun first arrived in Taiwan as a wandering monk and was refused lodgings. He was nearly reduced to begging on the street. Fortunately, the old Venerable Miaoguo of Yuanguang Temple in Chungli took him in.
  2. (medicine, of an organ) Abnormally capable of moving in certain directions.
    a wandering kidney; a wandering liver

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Noun[edit]

wandering (plural wanderings)

  1. Travelling without preset route; roaming.
  2. Irregular turning of the eyes.
  3. Aimless thought.
  4. Straying from a desired path.
  5. (chiefly in the plural) Disordered speech or delirium.

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Verb[edit]

wandering

  1. present participle of wander

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