1. A winding, crooked, or involved course; as, the meanders of the veins and arteries.
While lingering rivers in meanders glide. --Sir R. Blackmore.
2. A tortuous or intricate movement.
3. Arch. Fretwork. See Fret.
Me·an·der, v. t. To wind, turn, or twist; to make flexuous.
Me·an·der, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Meandered p. pr. & vb. n. Meandering.] To wind or turn in a course or passage; to be intricate.
Five miles meandering with a mazy motion
Through wood and dale the sacred river ran. --Coleridge.
n : a curve in a stream
v : to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular
course; "the river winds through the hills"; "the path
meanders through the vineyards"; "sometimes, the gout
wanders through the entire body" [syn: weave, wind, thread,