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Meaning of MEANDER

Pronunciation:  mee'andur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a curve in a stream
  2. [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"

MEANDER is a 7 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: thread, wander, weave, wind
 See Also: curve, curved shape, go, locomote, move, oxbow, snake, stream, travel, watercourse



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Me*an"der\, n. [L. Maeander, orig., a river in Phrygia,
    proverbial for its many windings, Gr. ?: cf. F. m['e]andre.]
    1. A winding, crooked, or involved course; as, the meanders
       of the veins and arteries. --Sir M. Hale.
             While lingering rivers in meanders glide. --Sir R.
    2. A tortuous or intricate movement.
    3. (Arch.) Fretwork. See {Fret}.
  2. \Me*an"der\, v. t.
    To wind, turn, or twist; to make flexuous.     --Dryton.
  3. \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.
Biology Dictionary
  1. The winding of a stream channel.
  2. Indirect or devious alignment of channels in erodible, alluvial valleys of a mature stream.
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