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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

WANDER, verb intransitive [G., to wander to walk, to change, exchange or transform.]

1. To rove; to ramble here and there without any certain course or object in view; as, to wander over the fields; to wander about the town, or about the country. Men may sometimes wander for amusement or exercise. Persons sometimes wander because they have no home and are wretched, and sometimes because they have no occupation.

They wandered about in sheep-skins and goat-skins. Hebrews 11:37.

He wandereth abroad for bread. Job 15:23.

He was wandering in the field. Genesis 37:1.

2. To leave home; to depart; to migrate.

When God caused me to wander from my fathers house-- Genesis 20:13.

3. To depart from the subject in discussion; as, to wander from the point.

4. In a moral sense, to stray; to deviate; to depart from duty or rectitude.

O let me not wander from they commandments. Psalms 119:10.

5. To be delirious; not to be under the guidance of reason; as, the mind wanders.

WANDER, verb transitive To travel over without a certain course.

Wandring many a famous realm. [Elliptical.]

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

WANDERER, noun A rambler; one that roves; one that deviates from duty.

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Of the Israelites in the wilderness in consequence of their rebellious fears to enter the Promised Land (Numbers 14:26-35). They wandered for forty years before they were permitted to cross the Jordan (Joshua 4:19; 5:6).

The record of these wanderings is given in Numbers 33:1-49. Many of the stations at which they camped cannot now be identified.

Questions of an intricate nature have been discussed regarding the "Wanderings," but it is enough for us to take the sacred narrative as it stands, and rest assured that "He led them forth by the right way" (Psalms 107:1-7, 33-35). (See WILDERNESS.)

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

WANDERING, participle present tense Roving; rambling; deviating from duty.


1. Peregrination; a traveling without a settled course.

2. Aberration; mistaken way; deviation from rectitude; as a wandering from duty.

3. A roving of the mind or thoughts from the point or business in which one ought to be engaged.

4. The roving of the mind in a dream.

5. The roving of the mind in delirium.

6. Uncertainty; want of being fixed.

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Wandering In the Wilderness


Webster's 1828 Dictionary

WANDERINGLY, adverb In a wandering or unsteady manner.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

WANDEROO, noun A baboon of Ceylon and Malabar.