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4 definitions found
 for rambling
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rambling \Ram"bling\ (r[a^]m"bl[i^]ng), a.
     Roving; wandering; discursive; as, a rambling fellow, talk,
     or building.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ramble \Ram"ble\ (r[a^]m"b'l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rambled
     (r[a^]m"b'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Rambling (r[a^]m"bl[i^]ng).]
     [For rammle, fr. Prov. E. rame to roam. Cf. Roam.]
     1. 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?         --Locke.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To talk or write in a discursive, aimless way.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. To extend or grow at random. --Thomson.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn: To rove; roam; wander; range; stroll.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  rambling
      adj 1: spreading out in different directions; "sprawling
             handwriting"; "straggling branches"; "straggly hair"
             [syn: sprawling, straggling, rambling, straggly]
      2: (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" [syn:
         digressive, discursive, excursive, rambling]
      3: of a path e.g.; "meandering streams"; "rambling forest
         paths"; "the river followed its wandering course"; "a winding
         country road" [syn: meandering(a), rambling,
         wandering(a), winding]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  288 Moby Thesaurus words for "rambling":
     Greek to one, Wanderjahr, aberrancy, aberrant, aberration,
     aberrative, adrift, afloat, afoot and lighthearted, aimless,
     aimlessness, alternating, ambagious, ambiguous, amorphous,
     babbling, bend, beyond understanding, bias, branching off, broken,
     bumming, by the way, capricious, careening, catchy, changeable,
     changeful, choppy, circuitous, circuitousness, circumforaneous,
     circumlocutional, circumlocutory, confused, corner, crook, curve,
     declination, delirious, departing, departure, desultoriness,
     desultory, detour, deviable, deviance, deviancy, deviant,
     deviating, deviation, deviative, deviatory, devious, deviousness,
     diffuse, digression, digressive, digressiveness, disconnected,
     discontinuous, discursion, discursive, discursiveness, disjointed,
     disorganized, distracted, distrait, distraught, divagation,
     divagatory, divarication, divergence, diversion, dizzy, dogleg,
     double, drift, drifting, eccentric, endless, episodic, errant,
     errantry, erratic, excursion, excursive, excursus, exorbitation,
     fast and loose, fickle, fitful, flickering, flighty, flitting,
     floating, fluctuating, footloose, footloose and fancy-free,
     frantic, freakish, fugitive, gadding, giddy, guttering, gypsy-like,
     gypsyish, hairpin, halting, herky-jerky, heteroclite, hoboism,
     illogical, immethodical, impenetrable, impetuous, impulsive,
     inarticulate, incognizable, incoherent, incomprehensible,
     inconsistent, inconstant, indecisive, indirect, indirection,
     infirm, inscrutable, interminable, intermittent, intermitting,
     irregular, irresolute, irresponsible, itineracy, itinerancy,
     itinerant, jerky, jumbled, labyrinthine, landloping, lightheaded,
     loose, lurching, maundering, mazy, meandering, mercurial,
     migrational, migratory, moody, muddled, nomad, nomadic, nomadism,
     nonuniform, numinous, obliquity, off, out-of-the-way,
     past comprehension, patchy, peregrination, pererration,
     peripatetic, periphrastic, planetary, prolix, ramble, ranging,
     ranting, raving, restless, roam, roaming, rough, roundabout, rove,
     roving, scatterbrained, scrambled, scrappy, serpentine, shapeless,
     sheer, shift, shifting, shifting course, shifting path, shifty,
     shuffling, skew, slant, snaky, snatchy, spasmatic, spasmic,
     spasmodic, spastic, spineless, sporadic, spotty, sprawling,
     spread out, spreading, staggering, straggling, straggly, stray,
     straying, strolling, sweep, swerve, swerving, swinging, tack,
     tortuous, traipsing, transient, transitory, transmigratory, turn,
     turning, twist, twisting, unaccountable, uncertain, unconnected,
     uncontrolled, undependable, undirected, undisciplined, unequal,
     uneven, unfathomable, unfixed, unintelligible, unknowable,
     unmethodical, unmetrical, unorganized, unplanned, unpredictable,
     unregular, unreliable, unrestrained, unrhythmical, unsearchable,
     unsettled, unstable, unstable as water, unstaid, unsteadfast,
     unsteady, unsystematic, vacillating, vagabond, vagabondage,
     vagabondia, vagabondism, vagrancy, vagrant, variable, variation,
     veer, veering, verbose, vicissitudinary, vicissitudinous, volatile,
     wandering, wanderlust, wanton, warp, wavering, wavery, wavy,
     wayfaring, wayward, whimsical, wild, winding, wishy-washy,
     wobbling, wobbly, wordy, yaw, zigzag
  
  

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