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Webster 1913 Edition


Stroll

Stroll

,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Strolled
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Strolling
.]
[Cf. Dan.
stryge
to stroll, Sw.
stryka
to stroke, to ramble, dial. Sw.
strykel
one who strolls about, Icel.
strj[GREEK]ka
to stroke, D.
struikelen
to stumble, G.
straucheln
. Cf.
Struggle
.]
To wander on foot; to ramble idly or leisurely; to rove.
These mothers
stroll
to beg sustenance for their helpless infants.
Swift.
Syn. – To rove; roam; range; stray.

Stroll

,
Noun.
A wandering on foot; an idle and leisurely walk; a ramble.

Webster 1828 Edition


Stroll

STROLL

,
Verb.
I.
[formed probably on troll, roll.] To rove; to wander on foot; to ramble idly or leisurely.
These mothers stroll to beg sustenance for their helpless infants.

STROLL

,
Noun.
A wandering on foot; a walking idly and leisurely.

Definition 2022


stroll

stroll

English

Noun

stroll (plural strolls)

  1. A wandering on foot; an idle and leisurely walk; a ramble.

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stroll (third-person singular simple present strolls, present participle strolling, simple past and past participle strolled)

  1. To wander on foot; to ramble idly or leisurely; to rove.
    • Jonathan Swift (1667–1745)
      These mothers stroll to beg sustenance for their helpless infants.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 7, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      The turmoil went onno rest, no peace. […] It was nearly eleven o'clock now, and he strolled out again. In the little fair created by the costers' barrows the evening only seemed beginning; and the naphtha flares made one's eyes ache, the men's voices grated harshly, and the girls' faces saddened one.
  2. To go somewhere with ease.
    • 1907, Robert W[illiam] Chambers, “chapter I”, in The Younger Set (Project Gutenberg; EBook #14852), New York, N.Y.: A. L. Burt Company, published 1 February 2005 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 4241346:
      His sister, Mrs. Gerard, stood there in carriage gown and sables, radiant with surprise. “Phil !  You !  Exactly like you, Philip, to come strolling in from the antipodes—dear fellow !” recovering from the fraternal embrace and holding both lapels of his coat in her gloved hands.

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