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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)

Synonym: To loiter, linger, stroll, wander.

Origin: Sauntered; Sauntering

Alternative forms: santer] [Probably fr. F. S'aventurer to adventure (one's self), through a shortened form s'auntrer. See Adventure.