saunter


saunter
verb
ADVERB
casually, slowly
away, back, by, down, in, off, out, over, past, up

She sauntered over and said hello.

PREPOSITION
into, out of
through

He sauntered casually through the door.

over to, up to

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  • saunter — saunter, stroll, amble can all mean to walk slowly and more or less aimlessly, especially in the open air. Saunter suggests a leisurely pace and an idle and carefree mind (sauntering about the streets, loitering in a coffeehouse Fielding) {he had …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Saunter — Saun ter, n. A sauntering, or a sauntering place. [1913 Webster] That wheel of fops, that saunter of the town. Young. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saunter — Saun ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sauntered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sauntering}.] [Written also santer.] [Probably fr. F. s aventurer to adventure (one s self), through a shortened form s auntrer. See {Adventure}, n. & v.] To wander or walk about idly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • saunter — [n] stroll airing, amble, constitutional, promenade, ramble, turn, walk; concept 151 Ant. run saunter [v] stroll along amble, ankle, dally, drift, linger, loiter, meander, mope*, mosey*, ooze*, percolate, promenade, ramble, roam, rove, sashay,… …   New thesaurus

  • saunter — index perambulate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • saunter — ► VERB ▪ walk in a slow, relaxed manner. ► NOUN ▪ a leisurely stroll. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • saunter — [sôn′tər] vi. [LME santren, to muse, meditate < ?] to walk about idly; stroll n. 1. a leisurely and aimless walk; stroll 2. a slow, leisurely gait saunterer n …   English World dictionary

  • saunter — UK [ˈsɔːntə(r)] / US [ˈsɔntər] verb [intransitive] Word forms saunter : present tense I/you/we/they saunter he/she/it saunters present participle sauntering past tense sauntered past participle sauntered to walk in a slow and relaxed way Derived… …   English dictionary

  • saunter — {{11}}saunter (n.) a leisurely stroll, 1828, from SAUNTER (Cf. saunter) (v.). {{12}}saunter (v.) late 15c., santren to muse, be in reverie, of uncertain origin. Meaning walk with a leisurely gait is from 1660s, and may be a different word… …   Etymology dictionary

  • saunter — [[t]sɔ͟ːntə(r)[/t]] saunters, sauntering, sauntered VERB If you saunter somewhere, you walk there in a slow, casual way. [V prep/adv] We watched our fellow students saunter into the building... [V prep/adv] He sauntered along the river to the… …   English dictionary

  • saunter — v. (P; intr.) to saunter along the street * * * [ sɔːntə] (P; intr.) to saunter along the street …   Combinatory dictionary


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