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Strolling Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Stroll \Stroll\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Strolled; p. pr. & vb. n. Strolling.] [Cf. Dan. stryge to stroll, Sw. stryka to stroke, to ramble, dial. Sw. strykel one who strolls about, Icel. strj?ka to stroke, D. struikelen to stumble, G. straucheln. Cf. Struggle.] To wander on foot; to ramble idly or leisurely; to rove. These mothers stroll to beg sustenance for their helpless infants. --Swift. Syn: To rove; roam; range; stray.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Strolling'


Strolling is walking along or through at a leisurely pace. Strolling is a pastime and activity enjoyed world wide as a leisure activity. The object of strolling is to walk at a slightly slower pace in an attempt to absorb the surroundings.

The verb form of "stroll" may have originated from a c.1600 Cant word. This word may have been derived from the German word strollen, which in itself is a derivative of the German word strolchen, which means "to roam, travel about aimlessly, drift, rove." The German noun strolch refers to any sort of vagabond or rogue.

The noun stroll came from the verb in 1814. The term "stroller" was coined in the 1920s as a "child’s push-chair.". The modern-day usage of the word "stroll" does not differ greatly from its older derivatives.

Strolling is not an aerobic exercise. The body's energy demands whilst strolling do not require extra oxygen.

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