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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.
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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
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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.
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

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.
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

saunter

[ˈsɔːntər] vi
to saunter in → entrer d'un pas nonchalant
to saunter over the road → traverser la rue d'un pas nonchalant
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

saunter

[ˈsɔːntəʳ] vi to saunter in/outentrare/uscire con disinvoltura
to saunter up and down → passeggiare su e giù
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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References in classic literature ?
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.
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.