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saun·ter

 (sôn′tər)
intr.v. saun·tered, saun·ter·ing, saun·ters
To walk at a leisurely pace; stroll.
n.
1. A leisurely pace.
2. A leisurely walk or stroll.

[Probably from Middle English santren, to muse.]

saun′ter·er n.

saunter

(ˈsɔːntə)
vb (intr)
to walk in a casual manner; stroll
n
1. a leisurely pace or stroll
2. (Dancing) a leisurely old-time dance
[C17 (meaning: to wander aimlessly), C15 (to muse): of obscure origin]
ˈsaunterer n

saun•ter

(ˈsɔn tər, ˈsɑn-)

v.i.
1. to walk with a leisurely gait; stroll.
n.
2. a leisurely walk or ramble; stroll.
3. a leisurely gait.
[1660–70; of uncertain orig.]
saun′ter•er, n.

saunter


Past participle: sauntered
Gerund: sauntering

Imperative
saunter
saunter
Present
I saunter
you saunter
he/she/it saunters
we saunter
you saunter
they saunter
Preterite
I sauntered
you sauntered
he/she/it sauntered
we sauntered
you sauntered
they sauntered
Present Continuous
I am sauntering
you are sauntering
he/she/it is sauntering
we are sauntering
you are sauntering
they are sauntering
Present Perfect
I have sauntered
you have sauntered
he/she/it has sauntered
we have sauntered
you have sauntered
they have sauntered
Past Continuous
I was sauntering
you were sauntering
he/she/it was sauntering
we were sauntering
you were sauntering
they were sauntering
Past Perfect
I had sauntered
you had sauntered
he/she/it had sauntered
we had sauntered
you had sauntered
they had sauntered
Future
I will saunter
you will saunter
he/she/it will saunter
we will saunter
you will saunter
they will saunter
Future Perfect
I will have sauntered
you will have sauntered
he/she/it will have sauntered
we will have sauntered
you will have sauntered
they will have sauntered
Future Continuous
I will be sauntering
you will be sauntering
he/she/it will be sauntering
we will be sauntering
you will be sauntering
they will be sauntering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sauntering
you have been sauntering
he/she/it has been sauntering
we have been sauntering
you have been sauntering
they have been sauntering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sauntering
you will have been sauntering
he/she/it will have been sauntering
we will have been sauntering
you will have been sauntering
they will have been sauntering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sauntering
you had been sauntering
he/she/it had been sauntering
we had been sauntering
you had been sauntering
they had been sauntering
Conditional
I would saunter
you would saunter
he/she/it would saunter
we would saunter
you would saunter
they would saunter
Past Conditional
I would have sauntered
you would have sauntered
he/she/it would have sauntered
we would have sauntered
you would have sauntered
they would have sauntered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.saunter - a careless leisurely gait; "he walked with a kind of saunter as if he hadn't a care in the world"
gait - a person's manner of walking
2.saunter - a leisurely walk (usually in some public place)saunter - a leisurely walk (usually in some public place)
ramble, meander - an aimless amble on a winding course
walk - the act of walking somewhere; "he took a walk after lunch"
walkabout - a public stroll by a celebrity to meet people informally
Verb1.saunter - walk leisurely and with no apparent aim
walk - use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet"

saunter

verb
1. stroll, wander, amble, roam, ramble, meander, rove, take a stroll, mosey (informal), stravaig (Scot. & Northern English dialect) We watched our fellow students saunter into the building.
noun
1. stroll, walk, amble, turn, airing, constitutional, ramble, promenade, breather, perambulation She began a slow saunter towards the bonfire.

saunter

verb
To walk at a leisurely pace:
Informal: mosey.
noun
An act of walking, especially for pleasure:
amble, meander (often used in plural), perambulation, promenade, ramble, stroll, walk, wander.
Translations
مِشْيَةٌ على مَهليَمْشي الهُوَينا
procházet seprocházka
slentrespadseretur
őgyelgés
labba, röltarölt, göngutúr
pastaigapastaigātiesstaigāt
dolaşmadolaşmak

saunter

[ˈsɔːntəʳ]
A. Npaseo m tranquilo
to go for a saunter around the parkpasearse or (LAm) caminar por el parque
B. VIpasearse, deambular (LAm)
to saunter in/outentrar/salir sin prisa
to saunter up and downpasearse para arriba y para abajo
he sauntered up to mese acercó a mí con mucha calma

saunter

[ˈsɔːntər] vi
to saunter in → entrer d'un pas nonchalant
to saunter over the road → traverser la rue d'un pas nonchalant

saunter

nBummel m; to have a saunter in the parkeinen Parkbummel machen, durch den Park schlendern
vischlendern; he sauntered up to meer schlenderte auf mich zu; she came sauntering in four hours latesie tanzte vier Stunden zu spät an (inf); to saunter out/awayhinaus-/wegschlendern

saunter

[ˈsɔːntəʳ] vi to saunter in/outentrare/uscire con disinvoltura
to saunter up and down → passeggiare su e giù

saunter

(ˈsoːntə) verb
(often with along, ~off, ~past etc) to walk or stroll about without much purpose or hurry. I was working in the garden when he sauntered by.
noun
a walk or stroll.
References in classic literature ?
Haughty English, lively French, sober Germans, handsome Spaniards, ugly Russians, meek Jews, free-and-easy Americans, all drive, sit, or saunter here, chatting over the news, and criticzing the latest celebrity who has arrived--Ristori or Dickens, Victor Emmanuel or the Queen of the Sandwich Islands.
I want you always to be within five minutes, saunter of my chair.
They used to saunter, arm in arm, up and down the alleys and walks of the garden.
So we saunter toward the Holy Land, till one day the sun shall shine more brightly than ever he has done, shall perchance shine into our minds and hearts, and light up our whole lives with a great awakening light, as warm and serene and golden as on a bankside in autumn.
It's surely no great cause of alarm that Heathcliff should take a moonlight saunter on the moors, or even lie too sulky to speak to us in the hay-loft.
The led cows, hastily brought in and tethered to anything that would hold them, were looking stupidly on, or lying down chewing the cud of nothing particularly repaying their trouble, which they had picked up in their interrupted saunter.
Spenlow and I falling into this conversation, prolonged it and our saunter to and fro, until we diverged into general topics.
They separated with a start--one hurried through the gate out of the Grove, and the other, turning round, walked slowly, with a sort of saunter, towards Adam who still stood transfixed and pale, clutching tighter the stick with which he held the basket of tools over his shoulder, and looking at the approaching figure with eyes in which amazement was fast turning to fierceness.
Nay, had she been without his arm, she would soon have known that she needed it, for she wanted strength for a two hours' saunter of this kind, coming, as it generally did, upon a week's previous inactivity.
Sometimes they met with rival coxcombs in the young Indians from the opposite shore, who would appear on the beach painted and decorated in fantastic style, and would saunter up and down, to be gazed at and admired, perfectly satisfied that they eclipsed their pale-faccd competitors.
I made my way to the Grand Terrace, since it was agreed that we should saunter in the gardens when the dispute had been decided.
A saunter into other meadows, and through part of the village, with a visit to the stables to examine some improvements, and a charming game of play with a litter of puppies just able to roll about, brought them to four o'clock, when Catherine scarcely thought it could be three.