meanders

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Meander \Me*an"der\, noun [L. Maeander, orig., a river in Phrygia, proverbial for its many windings, Gr. ?: cf. F. m['e]andre.]

1. A winding, crooked, or involved course; as, the meanders of the veins and arteries. --Sir M. Hale.

While lingering rivers in meanders glide. --Sir R. Blackmore.

2. A tortuous or intricate movement.

3. (Arch.) Fretwork. See {Fret}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Meander \Me*an"der\, verb (used with an object) To wind, turn, or twist; to make flexuous. --Dryton.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Meander \Me*an"der\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Meandered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Meandering}.] To wind or turn in a course or passage; to be intricate.

Five miles meandering with a mazy motion Through wood and dale the sacred river ran. --Coleridge.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

meander

noun

1: a bend or curve, as in a stream or river

2: an aimless amble on a winding course [syn: {ramble}, {meander}]

verb

1: to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course; "the river winds through the hills"; "the path meanders through the vineyards"; "sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body" [syn: {weave}, {wind}, {thread}, {meander}, {wander}]


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