from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that rambles: tourists and Sunday ramblers on the village streets; a conversational rambler.
  • n. A type of climbing rose having numerous red, pink, or white flowers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A recreational walker
  • n. One who rambles

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who rambles; a rover; a wanderer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who rambles; a rover; a wanderer.
  • n. A variety of rose, which clambers freely: as, the crimson rambler.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person whose speech or writing is not well organized
  • n. a person who takes long walks in the country


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  • The modernist created the ranch or the "rambler," which was aptly named, for in it, the homemaker finds herself walking what seems like the length of a ranch, and literally "rambling" all day from one end of the house to the other.

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  • I apologize for this posting being such a "rambler", but it's the way my mind works today.

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  • The climbing polyantha roses (hybrids of _Rosa multiflora_ and other species) include the class of "rambler" roses that has now come to be large, including not only the Crimson Rambler, but forms of other colors, single and semi-double, and various climbing habits; a very valuable and hardy class of roses, particularly for trellises.

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  • Ah! Y'are a precious sight, y'are! "he continued, apostrophising the 'rambler' branches --" For all yer green buds ye ain't a-goin 'to do much this year!

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  • So Joe tell me, what is the point after you gut the whole plan? midnight rambler

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  • I am pretty sure the complete rambler of 2011 who tramps the now accessible acres of Langsett Moor or Snailsden has time to avoid the above indiscretions – after all, he or she need not be on a constant lookout for gamekeepers these days!

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  • "The house across the street was the same-style rambler, too," she said.

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  • With credits set to expire, some agents say they expect a lot of traffic, especially at homes at the more-affordable end of the scale — like this one, a $410,000 rambler in Loyal Heights listed by Liz Talley from Windermere.

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  • Their house began as a rambler, but her husband has added a second floor, garage and sunroom since he moved in 30 years ago.

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  • I love our 50's era rambler, but I would happily sell off half the lot for development.

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  • The H.M.S. Rambler was listed as a "vessel belonging to the army" (British army), captured at Yorktown in 1781.

    October 29, 2007