Saunter – meaning of the word and examples

To walk about in an idle or leisurely manner. (Merriam – Webster)

To walk in a show and relaxed way, often in no particular direction. (Cambridge Dictionary)

To walk with a leisurely gait; stroll: (Dictionary.com)

Walk in a slow, relaxed manner. (Oxford Dictionaries)

A leisurely stroll. (Oxford Dictionaries)

If you saunter somewhere, you walk there in a slow, casual way. (Collins Dictionary)

Examples

Mid West in photos. An autumn saunter. 

http://midwestgothic.com/2017/06/midwest-in-photos-an-autumn-saunter/

A Parable of Sauntering

Do you know the origin of that word ‘saunter?’ It’s a beautiful word. Away back in the Middle Ages people used to go on pilgrimages to the Holy Land, and when people in the villages through which they passed asked where they were going, they would reply, “A la sainte terre,’ ‘To the Holy Land.’ And so they became known as sainte-terre-ers or saunterers. Now these mountains are our Holy Land, and we ought to saunter through them reverently, not ‘hike’ through them.”

http://midwestgothic.com/2017/06/midwest-in-photos-an-autumn-saunter/

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