Saun"ter (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sauntered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Sauntering.] [Written also santer.] [Probably fr. F. s'aventurer to adventure (one's self), through a shortened form s'auntrer. See Adventure, n. & v.]

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.

Syn. -- To loiter; linger; stroll; wander.


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Saun"ter, n.

A sauntering, or a sauntering place.

That wheel of fops, that saunter of the town. Young.


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