Definition for RAM'BLE

RAM'BLE, v.i. [It. ramengare, to ramble, to rove; Arm. rambreal, to rave; W. rhempiaw, to run to an extreme, to be infatuated, and rhamu, to rise or reach over, to soar. These seem to be allied to roam, romp, rampant; Ar. رَامَ to exceed or go beyond, to depart. Class Rm, No. 5.]

  1. To rove; to wander; to walk, ride or sail from place to place, without any determinate object in view; or to visit many places; to rove carelessly or irregularly; as, to ramble about the city; to ramble over the country. Never ask leave to go abroad, for you will be thought an idle rambling fellow. – Swift.
  2. To go at large without restraint and without direction.
  3. To move without certain direction. O'er his ample sides, the rambling sprays / Luxuriant shoot. – Thomson.

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