2. To go away; to depart; to stray off; to deviate; to go astray; as, a writer wanders from his subject.
When God caused me to wander from my father's house.Gen. xx. 13.
O, let me not wander from thy commandments.Ps. cxix. 10.
3. To be delirious; not to be under the guidance of reason; to rave; as, the mind wanders.
Syn. To roam; rove; range; stroll; gad; stray; straggly; err; swerve; deviate; depart.
(Wan"der), v. t. To travel over without a certain course; to traverse; to stroll through. [R.] "[Elijah]
wandered this barren waste." Milton.
(Wan"der*er) n. One who wanders; a rambler; one who roves; hence, one who deviates from
Wandering albatross (Zoöl.), the great white albatross. See Illust. of Albatross. Wandering cell
(Physiol.), an animal cell which possesses the power of spontaneous movement, as one of the white
corpuscles of the blood. Wandering Jew (Bot.), any one of several creeping species of Tradescantia,
which have alternate, pointed leaves, and a soft, herbaceous stem which roots freely at the joints. They
are commonly cultivated in hanging baskets, window boxes, etc. Wandering kidney (Med.), a
morbid condition in which one kidney, or, rarely, both kidneys, can be moved in certain directions;
called also floating kidney, movable kidney. Wandering liver (Med.), a morbid condition of the
liver, similar to wandering kidney. Wandering mouse (Zoöl.), the whitefooted, or deer, mouse. See
Illust. of Mouse. Wandering spider (Zoöl.), any one of a tribe of spiders that wander about in
search of their prey.
(Wan"der*ing), a. & n. from Wander, v.
(Wan"der*ing*ly), adv. In a wandering manner.
(Wan"der*ment) n. The act of wandering, or roaming. [Obs.] Bp. Hall.
(Wan`der*oo") n. [Cingalese wanderu a monkey.] (Zoöl.) A large monkey (Macacus silenus)
native of Malabar. It is black, or nearly so, but has a long white or gray beard encircling the face. Called
also maha, silenus, neelbhunder, lion-tailed baboon, and great wanderoo. [Written also ouanderoo.]
The name is sometimes applied also to other allied species.