from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of ramble.
  • n. A long meandering talk with no specific topic or direction.
  • n. A gentle hike.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Roving; wandering; discursive.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Anyway nor sense in rambling on something I have no control over.

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  • The point of all this rambling is that given choices and opportunities your kid might become a more enthusiastic and capable outdoorsman than you.

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  • The room is trashed, bench desks turned on their sides, papers littering the floor, the chalkboard covered in rambling grafitti.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • WORD: rambling


    ' This rambling introduction is four times as long as the most efficient, effective piece of writing in the history of the English-speaking world, which was Abraham Lincoln's address on the battlefield at Gettysburg. '

    1999 KURT VONNEGUT. God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian. "Introduction" (Page 16).

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