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 for ramble
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ramble \Ram"ble\, n.
     1. 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.
                                                    --Swift.
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     2. [Cf. Rammel.] (Coal Mining) A bed of shale over the
        seam. --Raymond.
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     3. A section of woods suitable for leisurely walking.
        [PJC]
  
     4. a type of dance; as, the Muskrat ramble.
        [PJC]

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.
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              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.
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     2. To talk or write in a discursive, aimless way.
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     3. To extend or grow at random. --Thomson.
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     Syn: To rove; roam; wander; range; stroll.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ramble
      n 1: an aimless amble on a winding course [syn: ramble,
           meander]
      v 1: continue talking or writing in a desultory manner; "This
           novel rambles on and jogs" [syn: ramble on, ramble,
           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, ramble,
         rove, range, drift, vagabond]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  164 Moby Thesaurus words for "ramble":
     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
  
  

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