Definition of Saunter

1. Noun. A careless leisurely gait. "He walked with a kind of saunter as if he hadn't a care in the world"

Generic synonyms: Gait



2. Verb. Walk leisurely and with no apparent aim. "They saunter down the river "
Exact synonyms: Stroll
Generic synonyms: Walk
Derivative terms: Saunterer, Stroll, Stroller

3. Noun. A leisurely walk (usually in some public place).
Exact synonyms: Amble, Perambulation, Promenade, Stroll
Specialized synonyms: Meander, Ramble, Walkabout
Generic synonyms: Walk
Derivative terms: Amble, Ambulate, Perambulate, Perambulate, Promenade, Stroll

Definition of Saunter

1. v. i. To wander or walk about idly and in a leisurely or lazy manner; to lounge; to stroll; to loiter.

2. n. A sauntering, or a sauntering place.

Definition of Saunter

1. Verb. To stroll, or walk at a leisurely pace ¹

2. Noun. A leisurely walk or stroll ¹

3. Noun. A leisurely pace ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Saunter

1. to walk in a leisurely manner [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Saunter

1. To wander or walk about idly and in a leisurely or lazy manner; to lounge; to stroll; to loiter. "One could lie under elm trees in a lawn, or saunter in meadows by the side of a stream." (Masson) Synonym: To loiter, linger, stroll, wander. Origin: Sauntered; Sauntering Alternative forms: santer] [Probably fr. F. S'aventurer to adventure (one's self), through a shortened form s'auntrer. See Adventure. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Saunter

saulie
saulies
sauls
sault
saults
saun
sauna
saunaed
saunaing
saunalike
saunas
sauns
saunt
saunted
saunter (current term)
sauntered
saunterer
saunterers
sauntering
saunteringly
saunters
saunting
saunts
saurel
saurels
sauria
saurian
saurians
sauriasis

Literary usage of Saunter

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1836)
"... saunter in Belgium, in the Summer 0/1835; with Traits Historical and ... it is safe to say, that the saunter in Belgium, by whomsoever written', ..."

2. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"... event. fuzi: fluff. fassy: curly, fluffy. fylfot: swastika. gab: lull;. ble, saunter, stalk, stride, hobble, swing, roll, volley, piaffer. 2. ..."

3. The Bachelor of the Albany by Marmion Wilard Savage (1848)
"... a multitude of fiscal blunders, particularly disgraceful in a lord of the Treasury, Will Whitebait, the Hon. Mr. saunter, and one or two more of the ..."

4. The Works of W. E. Henley by William Ernest Henley, Robert Louis Stevenson (1908)
"BACK-VIEW To DF I WATCHED you saunter down the sand : Serene and large, the golden weather Flowed radiant round your peacock feather ..."

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