me·an·der | \mē-ˈan-dər\
- A winding course.
- A labyrinthine route.
- A circuitous journey, characterized by many bends, turns, and travels less efficient than the straight line from Point A to Point B.
- A bend in a watercourse or river, in which the stream erodes an other bank while at the same time depositing sediment at the inside bend.
Example: The Alabama River between Montgomery and Selma.
- To wander slowly, to walk at a slow pace.
- To bend (sometimes in the extreme) but remain connected to both the source and the destination
- To remake a landscape by bending a watercourse such that it carries its own earth, changes its floodplain, enriches the land around it through its deposits, and defines its own geography.