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Noun, Verb (intransitive)


Noun ramble has 1 sense

Verb ramble has 2 senses


ramblev. i. [For rammle, fr. Prov. E. rame to roam. Cf. Roam.].
  •  To walk, ride, or sail, from place to place, without any determinate object in view; to roam carelessly or irregularly; to rove; to wander; as, to ramble about the city; to ramble over the world.  [1913 Webster]
    "He that is at liberty to ramble in perfect darkness, what is his liberty better than if driven up and down as a bubble by the wind?"  [1913 Webster]
  •  To talk or write in a discursive, aimless way.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To extend or grow at random.  Thomson.  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To rove; roam; wander; range; stroll.
  •  A going or moving from place to place without any determinate business or object; an excursion or stroll merely for recreation.  [1913 Webster]
    "Coming home, after a short Christmas ramble."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A bed of shale over the seam.  Raymond.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A section of woods suitable for leisurely walking.  [PJC]
  •  a type of dance; as, the Muskrat ramble.  [PJC]


ramble, v. & n.
1 walk for pleasure, with or without a definite route.
2 wander in discourse, talk or write disconnectedly.
--n. a walk taken for pleasure.

prob. f. MDu. rammelen (of an animal) wander about in sexual excitement, frequent. of rammen copulate with, rel. to RAM



Wanderjahr, afoot and lighthearted, airing, amble, babble, bat around, be insane, blab, blabber, blather, blether, bum, bumming, chat, chatter, clack, clatter, constitutional, count ties, depart, deviate, digress, discursion, dither, divagate, divagation, diverge, dote, drift, drifting, drivel, drool, err, errantry, excurse, flit, flitting, forced march, gab, gabble, gad, gad about, gadding, gallivant, gas, get sidetracked, gibber, gibble-gabble, go about, go adrift, go astray, go away, go off, go on, go the rounds, gossip, gush, have a demon, haver, hike, hit the road, hit the trail, hobo, hoboism, itineracy, itinerancy, jabber, jaunt, jaw, knock about, knock around, march, maunder, meander, mooch, mosey, mush, natter, nomadism, nomadize, palaver, parade, patter, perambulate, peregrinate, peregrination, pererrate, pererration, peripatetic journey, peripateticism, pour forth, prate, prattle, promenade, prowl, rage, ramble on, rambling, range, rant, rattle, rattle on, rave, reel off, roam, roaming, rove, roving, run about, run amok, run mad, run on, saunter, schlep, scramble, slaver, slobber, snake, spout, spout off, sprangle, spread-eagle, straddle, straggle, stray, straying, stretch, stroll, talk away, talk nonsense, talk on, tittle-tattle, tour, traipse, traipsing, tramp, travel, trek, trudge, turn, turn aside, twaddle, twattle, twist, twist and turn, vagabond, vagabondage, vagabondia, vagabondism, vagabondize, vagrancy, waffle, walk, walk the tracks, walkabout, walking tour, wander, wandering, wanderlust, wayfare, wayfaring, wind, yak, yakkety-yak




VB be diffuse, run out on, descant, expatiate, enlarge, dilate, amplify, expand, inflate, launch out, branch out, rant, maunder, prose, harp upon, dwell on, insist upon, digress, ramble, battre la campagne, beat about the bush, perorate, spin a long yarn, protract, spin out, swell out, draw out, battologize.


N journey, travel, traveling, wayfaring, campaigning, journey, excursion, expedition, tour, trip, grand tour, circuit, peregrination, discursion, ramble, pilgrimage, hajj, trek, course, ambulation, march, walk, promenade, constitutional, stroll, saunter, tramp, jog trot, turn, stalk, perambulation, noctambulation, noctambulism, somnambulism, outing, ride, drive, airing, jaunt, equitation, horsemanship, riding, manege, ride and tie, basophobia, roving, vagrancy, pererration, marching and countermarching, nomadism, vagabondism, vagabondage, hoboism, gadding, flit, flitting, migration, emigration, immigration, demigration, intermigration, wanderlust, plan, itinerary, guide, handbook, guidebook, road book, Baedeker, Bradshaw, Murray, map, road map, transportation guide, subway map, procession, cavalcade, caravan, file, cortege, column, vehicle, automobile, train, bus, airplane, plane, autobus, omnibus, subway, motorbike, dirt bike, off-road vehicle, van, minivan, motor scooter, trolley, locomotive, legs, feet, pegs, pins, trotters, traveler, depot, railway station, station, traveling, ambulatory, itinerant, peripatetic, roving, rambling, gadding, discursive, vagrant, migratory, monadic, circumforanean, circumforaneous, noctivagrant, mundivagrant, locomotive, wayfaring, wayworn, travel-stained, on foot, on horseback, on Shanks's mare, by the Marrowbone stage: in transitu, en route, Int, come along!.

VB travel, journey, course, take a journey, go a journey, take a walk, go out for walk, have a run, take the air, flit, take wing, migrate, emigrate, trek, rove, prowl, roam, range, patrol, pace up and down, traverse, scour the country, traverse the country, peragrate, circumambulate, perambulate, nomadize, wander, ramble, stroll, saunter, hover, go one's rounds, straggle, gad, gad about, expatiate, walk, march, step, tread, pace, plod, wend, go by shank's mare, promenade, trudge, tramp, stalk, stride, straddle, strut, foot it, hoof it, stump, bundle, bowl along, toddle, paddle, tread a path, take horse, ride, drive, trot, amble, canter, prance, fisk, frisk, caracoler, caracole, gallop, embark, board, set out, hit the road, get going, get underway, peg on, jog on, wag on, shuffle on, stir one's stumps, bend one's steps, bend one's course, make one's way, find one's way, wend one's way, pick one's way, pick one's way, thread one's way, plow one's way, slide, glide, coast, skim, skate, march in procession, file on, defile, go to, repair to, resort to, hie to, betake oneself to.


VB alter one's course, deviate, depart from, turn, trend, bend, curve, swerve, heel, bear off, gybe, wear, intervert, deflect, divert, divert from its course, put on a new scent, shift, shunt, draw aside, crook, warp, stray, straggle, sidle, diverge, tralineate, digress, wander, wind, twist, meander, veer, tack, divagate, sidetrack, turn aside, turn a corner, turn away from, wheel, steer clear of, ramble, rove, drift, go astray, go adrift, yaw, dodge, step aside, ease off, make way for, shy, fly off at a tangent, glance off, wheel about, face about, turn to the right about, face to the right about, waddle, go out of one's way, lose one's way.


VB to be an imbecile, have no brains, have no sense, trifle, drivel, radoter, dote, ramble, play the fool, play the monkey, monkey around, fool around, take leave of one's senses (insanity), not see an inch beyond one's nose, stultify oneself, talk nonsense.


VB be insane, become insane, lose one's senses, lose one's reason, lose one's faculties, lose one's wits, go mad, run mad, lose one's marbles, go crazy, go bonkers, flip one's wig, flip one's lid, flip out, flip one's bush, rave, dote, ramble, wander, drivel, have a screw loose, have a devil, avoir le diable au corps, lose one's head, render mad, drive mad, madden, dementate, addle the wits, addle the brain, derange the head, infatuate, befool, turn the brain, turn one's head, drive one nuts.

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