AskDefine | Define ramble

Dictionary Definition

ramble n : a leisurely walk (usually in some public place) [syn: amble, promenade, saunter, stroll, perambulation]


1 continue talking or writing in a desultory manner; "This novel rambles on and jogs" [syn: ramble on, jog]
2 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" [syn: roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, rove, range, drift, vagabond]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A leisurely stroll.
  2. A rambling; an instance of someone talking at length without direction.



  1. To move about aimlessly, or on a winding course; to walk for pleasure; to amble or saunter.
  2. To talk or write incessantly, unclearly, or incoherently, with many digressions.
    Francine has a tendency to ramble when it gets to be late in the evening.


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 many digressions

Extensive Definition

Rambler may refer to:

See also

  • The Rambler (1750–1752) was an essay series published by Edward Cave, mostly written by Samuel Johnson
  • The Rambler (1848–1862) was a Catholic magazine. founded by converts and edited by Cardinal Newman
  • Holiday Rambler, a brand of an American recreational vehicle
  • Rambler Channel (藍巴勒海峽) separates Tsing Yi Island and the mainland New Territories in Hong Kong
ramble in Dutch: Rambler

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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