Ram"ble (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rambled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Rambling (?).] [For rammle, fr. Prov. E. rame to roam. Cf. Roam.]

1.

To walk, ride, or sail, from place to place, without any determinate object in view; to roam carelessly or irregularly; to rove; to wander; as, to ramble about the city; to ramble over the world.

He that is at liberty to ramble in perfect darkness, what is his liberty better than if driven up and down as a bubble by the wind? Locke.

2.

To talk or write in a discursive, aimless way.

3.

To extend or grow at random.

Thomson.

Syn. -- To rove; roam; wander; range; stroll.

 

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Ram"ble, n.

1.

A going or moving from place to place without any determinate business or object; an excursion or stroll merely for recreation.

Coming home, after a short Christians ramble. Swift.

2. [Cf. Rammel.] Coal Mining

A bed of shale over the seam.

Raymond.

<-- 3. A section of woods suitable for liesurely walking. muskrat ramble -- a dance -->

 

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