1. (of a river or road) wind or turn in its course
1. Some roads take a straight course through flat terrain, others meander through hills and mountains.
2. (figuratively, of a speech, etcetera) proceed in a winding manner, with frequent digressions from the main subject
2. When he lectures, he has a tendency to forget the main subject and meander from topic to topic.
Maiandros (name of a river in Caria noted for its winding course: the Greeks used the name figuratively for winding patterns) (Greek)
Pronounce it like 'wander'; they are synonymous.