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.