1 wander aimlessly
3 speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly [syn: chatter, piffle, palaver, prate, tittle-tattle, twaddle, clack, prattle, blab, gibber, tattle, blabber, gabble]
- 1871 — Henry James,
Passionate Pilgrim, ch IV
- On the following day my friend's exhaustion had become so great that I began to fear his intelligence altogether broken up. But toward evening he briefly rallied, to maunder about many things, confounding in a sinister jumble the memories of the past weeks and those of bygone years.
- 1889 — Mark Twain,
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, ch XVII
- "What are you maundering about? He's going out from here a free man and whole—he's not going to die."
Maunder can mean "To talk incoherently or aimlessly", or can refer to:
- Maunder Minimum, period c. AD 1645–1715, when sunspots became exceedingly rare
maunder in German: Maunder