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Adjective
/ˈramb(ə)liNG/,
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(of writing or speech) Lengthy and confused or inconsequential,
  1. (of writing or speech) Lengthy and confused or inconsequential

  2. (of a plant) Putting out long shoots and growing over walls or other plants; climbing
    • - rambling roses
  3. (of a building or path) Spreading or winding irregularly in various directions
    • - a big old rambling house
  4. (of a person) Traveling from place to place; wandering


  1. sprawling: spreading out in different directions; "sprawling handwriting"; "straggling branches"; "straggly hair"
  2. digressive: (of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects; "amusingly digressive with satirical thrusts at women's fashions among other things"; "a rambling discursive book"; "his excursive remarks"; "a rambling speech about this and that"
  3. meandering(a): of a path e.g.; "meandering streams"; "rambling forest paths"; "the river followed its wandering course"; "a winding country road"
  4. (ramblingly) discursively: in a rambling manner
  5. (ramble) an aimless amble on a winding course
  6. ramble on: continue talking or writing in a desultory manner; "This novel rambles on and jogs"
  7. (ramble) roll: move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next"; "They rolled from town to town"
  8. Walking is claimed to be the most popular outdoor recreational activity in the United Kingdom. The country has a comprehensive rights of way, which permit easy access to the countryside as well as wilderness areas such as the National Parks.
  9. (The Ramble) The Ramble and Lake in Central Park together form an inseparable central feature of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux's "Greensward" plan (1857) to provide a Central Park for New York City. ...
  10. A long meandering talk with no specific topic or direction; A gentle hike
  11. (ramble) A leisurely stroll; a recreational walk in the countryside; A rambling; an instance of someone talking at length without direction; To move about aimlessly, or on a winding course; To walk for pleasure; to amble or saunter; To talk or write incessantly, unclearly, or incoherently, with ...
  12. (ramble) To grow freely, often over another plant or structure.
  13. (Ramble) A pattern traveling sideways (right or left) by alternating weight on both heels then both toes (or vice versa) and fanning both feet to the direction of the ramble. ...
  14. (Ramble) 1) to wander around in a leisurely manner 2) to take a course with many turns or windings 3) to grow or write in a random unsystematic fashion 4) a walk without a definite route taken merely for pleasure
  15. (Ramble) From one-quarter tag or three-quarter tag: The outsides separate and Slide Thru with each other, while the centers Single Wheel and Slide Thru.
  16. To ramble [Middle English for "roam"] means to wander for pleasure, without a fixed destination. See: SAUNTER.