American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Often or habitually roaming; wandering.
- adj. Extended over an irregular area; sprawling: a large rambling country estate.
- adj. Lengthy and digressive: a rambling speech.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of wandering about, or from place to place.
- n. A roving excursion or course; an indefinite or whimsical turning back and forth.
- v. present participle of ramble.
- n. A long meandering talk with no specific topic or direction.
- n. A gentle hike.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Roving; wandering; discursive.
- adj. spreading out in different directions
- adj. (of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects
- adj. of a path e.g.
“(the rambling is about WIPs and side projects and the weird thing going on with my writing right now)”
“Anyway the point of all this rambling is that I am sure there was a fairly heavy crimp on the Gameking as that is how I remember we used to load them.”
“If this rambling is representative of your logic, I can only infer that your long amatuer boxing career involved taking a lot of blows to the head.”
“Anyway nor sense in rambling on something I have no control over.”
“The point of all this rambling is that given choices and opportunities your kid might become a more enthusiastic and capable outdoorsman than you.”
“The room is trashed, bench desks turned on their sides, papers littering the floor, the chalkboard covered in rambling grafitti.”
“At any rate, the real point of all this rambling is that other governments (including the Europeans) fed their people a line about now they would be choosing their rulers, and that was swell.”
“This self indulgent rambling is intended to explain why I have the following precise recorded version of my first, long ago root beer dream.”
“So anyway, the reason for all this rambling is that I know absolutely nothing about this band.”
“As for how we should write about these things (in rambling first-person pieces or crisp 500-word game reviews) is a whole other question.”
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Words from the songs of Frank Black, a.k.a. Black Francis
Hecko, words! I’m so happy I’ve found you. I want to keep you all and never want to lose you again. I hope you like it here.
Inspired by Peter Reading's "Euphemisms".
I used to sing this as a lullaby to my spawn—till said spawn grew big enough to understand the words, and asked me to sing something else.
Written by Eric Bogle, c. 1971.
...it's how you say it. I've noticed that every person seems to have a particular favorite way to speak. What's yours?
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