roaming

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Roam \Roam\ (r[=o]m), verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Roamed} (r[=o]md); p. pr. & vb. n. {Roaming}.] [OE. romen, ramen; cf. AS. [=a]r[=ae]man to raise, rise, D. ramen to hit, plan, aim, OS. r[=o]m[=o]n to strive after, OHG. r[=a]men. But the word was probably influenced by Rome; cf. OF. romier a pilgrim, originally, a pilgrim going to Rome, It. romeo, Sp. romero. Cf. {Ramble}.] To go from place to place without any certain purpose or direction; to rove; to wander.

He roameth to the carpenter's house. --Chaucer.

Daphne roaming through a thorny wood. --Shak.

Syn: To wander; rove; range; stroll; ramble.


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