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ram·bling

 (răm′blĭng)
adj.
1. Often or habitually roaming; wandering.
2. Extended over an irregular area; sprawling: a large rambling country estate.
3. Lengthy and digressive: a rambling speech.

ram′bling·ly adv.

rambling

(ˈræmblɪŋ)
adj
1. straggling or sprawling haphazardly; unplanned: a rambling old house.
2. (of speech or writing) lacking a coherent plan; diffuse and disconnected
3. (Botany) (of a plant, esp a rose) profusely climbing and straggling
4. nomadic; wandering
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.rambling - spreading out in different directions; "sprawling handwriting"; "straggling branches"; "straggly hair"
untidy - not neat and tidy; "careless and untidy in her personal habits"; "an untidy living room"; "untidy and casual about money"
2.rambling - (of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects; "amusingly digressive with satirical thrusts at women's fashions among other things"; "a rambling discursive book"; "his excursive remarks"; "a rambling speech about this and that"
indirect - extended senses; not direct in manner or language or behavior or action; "making indirect but legitimate inquiries"; "an indirect insult"; "doubtless they had some indirect purpose in mind"; "though his methods are indirect they are not dishonest"; "known as a shady indirect fellow"
3.rambling - of a path e.g.rambling - of a path e.g.; "meandering streams"; "rambling forest paths"; "the river followed its wandering course"; "a winding country road"
indirect - not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination; "sometimes taking an indirect path saves time"; "you must take an indirect course in sailing"

rambling

adjective
1. sprawling, spreading, trailing, irregular, straggling that rambling house with its bizarre contents

rambling

adjective
Marked by or given to digression:
Translations
خِطْبَة شَطَّت وابْتِعاد عن الموضوعشارِد، مُتَشَتِّتمُتَعَرْبِش
bez pevného řádunepravidelnýnesouvislýpnoucí
planløsslyng-
kúszó
klifur-skipulagslaussundurlaus
popínavýživelne stavaný
dağınıkgelişigüzelher yöne dağılmışkonudan konuya atlayansarmaşık

rambling

[ˈræmblɪŋ]
A. ADJ
1. (= straggling) [plant] → trepador
2. (= wandering, incoherent) [speech, book] → farragoso, inconexo
3. (= sprawling) [house] → laberíntico
B. N
1. (= walking) → excursionismo m a pie
2. ramblingsdesvaríos mpl, divagaciones fpl
C. CPD rambling rose Nrosal m trepador

rambling

[ˈræmblɪŋ]
adj
[speech, letter] → décousu(e)
[house] → plein(e) de coins et de recoins
[rose] → grimpant(e)
n (= hiking) → randonnée f

rambling

adj
speech, writingweitschweifig, umständlich; old personfaselnd (inf), → schwafelnd (inf); building, town, gardenweitläufig
plantrankend, kletternd; rambling roseKletterrose f
rambling club/society (esp Brit) → Wanderklub m/-verein m
n
(= wandering about)Streifzüge pl; (esp Brit: = hiking) → Wandern nt; to go ramblingwandern gehen, wandern
(in speech: also ramblings) → Gefasel nt (inf), → Geschwafel nt (inf)

rambling

[ˈræmblɪŋ] adj (plant) → rampicante; (speech, book) → sconnesso/a; (house) → tutto/a nicchie e corridoi

ramble

(ˈrӕmbl) verb
1. to go for a long walk or walks, usually in the countryside, for pleasure.
2. to speak in an aimless or confused way.
noun
a long walk, usually in the countryside, taken for pleasure.
ˈrambler noun
1. a climbing plant (usually a rose).
2. a person who goes walking in the country for pleasure.
ˈrambling adjective
1. aimless and confused; not keeping to the topic. a long, rambling speech.
2. built (as if) without any plan, stretching in various directions. a rambling old house.
3. (of plants, usually roses) climbing.
ramble on
to talk for a long time in an aimless or confused way.

rambling

a. sin orden ni concierto.
References in classic literature ?
We quitted London on the 27th of March and remained a few days at Windsor, rambling in its beautiful forest.
In the spring, which is the breeding season, the male leaves the female at home, and sets off on a tour of pleasure, rambling often to a great distance, recreating himself in every clear and quiet expanse of water on his way, and climbing the banks occasionally to feast upon the tender sprouts of the young willows.
It is undeniable that but for the desire to be where Dorothea was, and perhaps the want of knowing what else to do, Will would not at this time have been meditating on the needs of the English people or criticising English statesmanship: he would probably have been rambling in Italy sketching plans for several dramas, trying prose and finding it too jejune, trying verse and finding it too artificial, beginning to copy "bits" from old pictures, leaving off because they were "no good," and observing that, after all, self-culture was the principal point; while in politics he would have been sympathizing warmly with liberty and progress in general.
YOU must be rambling a little now, I think, if you don't know that this is the great reason why titles will always last in the land
It seemed as if there was no one in all the huge rambling house but her own small self, wandering about upstairs and down, through narrow passages and wide ones, where it seemed to her that no one but herself had ever walked.
He still found time to read a great deal, to ride, and to take long, rambling walks, for, in spite of his limp, he was a great walker and could go twenty or thirty miles.
And to forsake such a house, and go a rambling about the country, the Lord knows whither,
It was a great, rambling house, with dull corridors and wide staircases which the flaring candles seemed to make more gloomy.
During these days, in a rambling, inconclusive way, I thought much of the curate and of the manner of his death.
The work I here present to the public is necessarily of a rambling and somewhat disjointed nature, comprising various expeditions and adventures by land and sea.
He laughed at the idea, and went rambling on with a detailed account of his talk with the judge, and how shocked and ashamed the judge was to find that he had a coward in his family.
The summer shone in full prime; and she took such a taste for this solitary rambling that she often contrived to remain out from breakfast till tea; and then the evenings were spent in recounting her fanciful tales.