Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RAMBLE

I ramble around the park and see lovers on benches—it's rather thrilling.

Lying on my back and gazing up, I felt reluctant to rise and renew my ramble.

We were far oftener late now, when we went out for a ramble.

He let her ramble on, for he wanted now to hear about his mother, of whom he knew so little.

However, I stumbled on it after that ramble along the quays!

As soon as we finish filling the tanks and test the motor, she'll be ready to ramble.

Let us have a ramble through the grounds, and see how the skittle-players go on.

The ramble through the south and west of Ireland was not undertaken.

And that excursion, that ramble, or whatever be the name for it, you were to take together?

They had all decamped to take a ramble on their own account.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., perhaps frequentative of romen "to walk, go" (see roam), perhaps via romblen (late 14c.) "to ramble." The vowel change perhaps by influence of Middle Dutch rammelen, a derivative of rammen "copulate," "used of the night wanderings of the amorous cat" [Weekley]. Meaning "to talk or write incoherently" is from 1630s. Related: Rambled; rambling.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR RAMBLE

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.