Meander

Definition of Meander

Me`an´der
n.1.A winding, crooked, or involved course; as, the meanders of the veins and arteries.
While lingering rivers in meanders glide.
- Sir R. Blackmore.
2.A tortuous or intricate movement.
3.(Arch.) Fretwork. See Fret.
v. t.1.To wind, turn, or twist; to make flexuous.
v. i.1.To wind or turn in a course or passage; to be intricate.
[imp. & p. p. Meandered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Meandering.]

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