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intr.v. saun·tered, saun·ter·ing, saun·ters
To walk at a leisurely pace; stroll.
1. A leisurely pace.
2. A leisurely walk or stroll.

[Probably from Middle English santren, to muse.]

saun′ter·er n.
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Noun1.saunterer - someone who walks at a leisurely pacesaunterer - someone who walks at a leisurely pace
pedestrian, footer, walker - a person who travels by foot
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nBummler(in) m(f) (inf)
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I have met with but one or two persons in the course of my life who understood the art of Walking, that is, of taking walks--who had a genius, so to speak, for SAUNTERING, which word is beautifully derived "from idle people who roved about the country, in the Middle Ages, and asked charity, under pretense of going a la Sainte Terre," to the Holy Land, till the children exclaimed, "There goes a Sainte-Terrer," a Saunterer, a Holy-Lander.
His satisfaction communicates itself to a third saunterer through the long vacation in Kenge and Carboy's office, to wit, Young Smallweed.
Saunterers pricked up their attention to observe it; busy people, crossing it, slackened their pace and turned their heads; companions pausing and standing aside, whispered one another to look at this spectral woman who was coming by; and the sweep of the figure as it passed seemed to create a vortex, drawing the most idle and most curious after it.
Essays of hers in this vein have appeared recently in The Concord Saunterer, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Vox.
(282) Suddenly, Evelina becomes something like the Romantic solitary walker, or saunterer. Having finally learned the exercise of contemplation, she enters the temporal structures of self-consciousness as a meditation upon the self in time.
Alma Natura, Ars Severa: Expanses & Limits of Craft in Henry David Thoreau, is the published doctoral dissertation of Swedish scholar Henrik Otterberg (formerly Gustafsson), comprising a notable introduction and six previously published, peer-vetted essays: four articles from the Thoreau Society journal The Concord Saunterer, one from SPELL: Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature, and a chapter from the 2013 collection Thoreauvian Modernities: Transatlantic Conversations on an American Icon (University of Georgia Press).
Sophia Thoreau-"Cara Sophia" The Concord Saunterer. 1978: Vol.
A look at the floor works: Collectively they bear the title "The Flaneur in Magagoth Manila." Olazo's "Flaneur," from the French word flaneur, meaning "stroller" or "saunterer," thus roams aimlessly in the streets of Manila.
A flaneur is, shortly speaking, a saunterer who slowly (the pace plays an important role here) strolls the city streets with no purpose, making insightful observations of the urban space and turning them into art--an art of designing and aesthetizing the encountered individuals, situations, eavesdropped conversations and views recorded in the flaneur's memory.
The references remain minimal, which may be frustrating for some readers, and it is perhaps a pity that they were not added in full to the revised version (the payoff is a book that can fit comfortably in the hand of the would-be Woolfian street- saunterer).