What does the word saunter mean?

    Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: participial adjective, noun

  • Sauntering.

Usage examples for saunter

  1. And yet such a burr is suspicion, that he no sooner saw a young man approaching her with the evident intention of speaking, than he felt an irresistible desire to hear what she would have to say, and, led by this impulse, allowed himself to saunter nearer and nearer the pair, till he stood almost at their backs. – Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green
  2. As they later rejoined the party, Morton, the Chief Justice, and Mariette returned from a saunter in the course of which they too had been chatting to the engine- drivers. – Lady Merton, Colonist by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  3. Then he would saunter slowly down to the Planters' House bar, which served the purposes of a club in those days, in search of an argument with other prominent citizens. – The Crisis, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 6, 2009