Definition of 'ramble'

See related content

Synonyms of "ramble"
Synonyms of "ramble"
French Translation of "ramble"
French Translation of "ramble"
Pronunciation Playlists
Pronunciation Playlists
Word of the day : gyoza
Word of the day : gyoza
Hindi Translation of "ramble"
Hindi Translation of "ramble"
NEW from Collins!
NEW from Collins!
Easy Learning English Grammar
Easy Learning English Grammar
Collins English Dictionary apps
Collins English Dictionary apps

Example sentences containing 'ramble'

These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
They show the star sometimes rambling and at other times virtually incoherent. The Sun (2010)Why are we asked to listen to such rambling for so long? Christianity Today (2000)His speeches are often rambling and downbeat. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We have a long verbal ramble around the tricky task of interviewing politicians. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Do not let your answers ramble on too long. Fletcher, Clive How to Face Interviews (1981)We lived in a rambling old house by the coast, full of ghosts and spiders. The Sun (2014)Not many days afterwards she began to lose consciousness and lapsed into meaningless, rambling speech. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Ed gave me a long, rambling explanation of the content and process of the paintings. Times, Sunday Times (2007)She cast herself as a media victim, and failed to explain her reason for quitting during a rambling resignation speech. Times, Sunday Times (2009)I know: get out of the car and have a long rambling conversation in the street. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The one who writes the reviews that are long, rambling streams of consciousness before a couple of lines that are actually about the restaurant. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Here's a beautiful ramble in easy country (but muddy! Times, Sunday Times (2010)Gone was the sometimes rambling, but always inspiring, rhetoric that electrified his campaign. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The two men were brought up in rambling houses in the Home Counties. Times, Sunday Times (2010)So what about the property they're selling, a rambling converted coach house and stables? Times, Sunday Times (2013)I loved the rambling house and the huge grounds, which were overgrown and included an orchard and a stream. Times, Sunday Times (2006)At which point, being five, he launched into a long rambling story about a tortoise. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Natural History Museum or country ramble? Times, Sunday Times (2015)They look forward to taking her on rambling walks through the moors and, in time, teaching her how to play hockey. Times, Sunday Times (2010)

Trends of 'ramble'

Used Occasionally. ramble is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

View usage for:

Translations for 'ramble'

British English: ramble NOUN
A ramble is a long walk in the countryside.
...an hour's ramble through the woods.
British English: ramble VERB
If you ramble, you go on a long walk in the countryside.
...freedom to ramble across the moors.
  • American English: ramble
  • Brazilian Portuguese: caminhar
  • Chinese: > 漫步乡间的
  • European Spanish: pasear
  • French: faire une randonnée
  • German: wandern
  • Italian: fare escursioni
  • Japanese: 散策する
  • Korean: > 산책하다시골길
  • European Portuguese: caminhar
  • Latin American Spanish: pasear

Related Terms of 'ramble'


Definition of ramble from the Collins English Dictionary
Life on the edge
The desire to push the boundaries has been a motivator in many a daring expedition, testing the human spirit and physical abilities to the utmost. Indulge your adventurous spirit by exploring some associated ‘extreme’ vocabulary. Will you have the survival skills to master our quiz?
Read more
Unlock language with the Paul Noble method
No books. No rote memorization. No chance of failure. Your chance to have a one-to-one lesson with best-selling language expert Paul Noble, try a FREE audio sample of his brand new Mandarin Chinese course.
Read more
Learning English: Making suggestions when travelling
Take a boat? Stay overnight somewhere? This article looks at some useful phrases you can use when discussing options about what to do when travelling.
Read more
Collins English Dictionary Apps
Download our English Dictionary apps - available for both iOS and Android.
Read more
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Read more
Word lists
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Read more
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.
Read more
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
Read more
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Read more
Create an account and sign in to access this FREE content
Register now or login in to access