Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Topic: PLANTS

Date: 1400-1500
Origin: Perhaps from roam

ramble

1 verb
     
ram‧ble1 [intransitive]
1 to talk for a long time in a way that does not seem clearly organized, so that other people find it difficult to understand you:
She's getting old and she tends to ramble a bit.
2 [always + adverb/preposition] British EnglishDLO to go on a walk in the countryside for pleasure [↪ hike]:
There's plenty to discover as you ramble around this little island.
3HBP a plant that rambles grows in all directions

ramble on

phrasal verb
to talk or write for a long time in a way that other people find boring [= go on]
ramble on about
My father kept rambling on about the war.
Word of the Day
The PLANTS
Word of the Day is:

Other related topics