|Origin:||maeander, from Greek, from Maiandros (now Menderes), river in Turkey|
if a river, stream, road etc meanders, it has a lot of bends rather than going in a straight line
meander along/across/down etc
The river meandered gently along the valley floor.
2 [always + adverb/preposition]
to walk somewhere in a slow relaxed way rather than take the most direct way possible
meander along/through etc
Cows still meander through these villages.
3 also meander on
if a conversation or piece of writing meanders on, it is too long and has no purpose or structure
—meanderings noun [plural]
his aimless meanderings through Europe
—meander noun [countable]