Ram·ble v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rambled p. pr. & vb. n. Rambling ]
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.
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.
2. To talk or write in a discursive, aimless way.
3. To extend or grow at random.
Syn: -- To rove; roam; wander; range; stroll.
1. A going or moving from place to place without any determinate business or object; an excursion or stroll merely for recreation.
Coming home, after a short Christmas ramble. --Swift.
2. Coal Mining A bed of shale over the seam.
n : a leisurely walk (usually in some public place) [syn: amble,
promenade, saunter, stroll, perambulation]
v 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]