Meaning of “wander” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb uk us /ˈwɒndər/
WALK [ I, T ]

B2 to walk slowly about a place without any purpose:

They wandered aimlessly around the town.
LEAVE PLACE [ I ] (also wander off)

to walk away from the place where you should be:

He was here a moment ago - he must have wandered off.
sb's attention/mind/thoughts, etc wander

If someone's attention/mind, etc wanders, they start thinking about one subject when they should be thinking about a different subject:

I was bored and my thoughts started to wander.

(Definition of “wander” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)