• (British) IPA: /miˈændə(ɹ)/
  • (America) IPA: /miˈændɚ/

meander (plural meanders)

  1. 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.
  2. A tortuous or intricate movement.
  3. (geography) one of a series of regular sinuous curves, bends, loops, turns, or windings in the channel of a river, stream, or other watercourse
  4. Fretwork.
  5. Perplexity.
  6. Synonym of Greek key#English|Greek key.
  7. (math) A self-avoiding closed curve which intersects a line a number of times.
Translations Translations Verb

meander (meanders, present participle meandering; past and past participle meandered)

  1. (intransitive) To wind or turn in a course or passage; to be intricate.
    The stream meandered through the valley.
  2. (transitive) To wind, turn, or twist; to make flexuous.

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