roving

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

Rove \Rove\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Roved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Roving}.] [Cf. D. rooven to rob; akin to E. reave. See {Reave}, {Rob}.]

1. To practice robbery on the seas; to wander about on the seas in piracy. [Obs.] --Hakluyt.

2. Hence, to wander; to ramble; to rauge; to go, move, or pass without certain direction in any manner, by sailing, walking, riding, flying, or otherwise.

For who has power to walk has power to rove. --Arbuthnot.

3. (Archery) To shoot at rovers; hence, to shoot at an angle of elevation, not at point-blank (rovers usually being beyond the point-blank range).

Fair Venus' son, that with thy cruel dart At that good knight so cunningly didst rove. --Spenser.

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

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

Roving \Rov"ing\, noun

1. The operatin of forming the rove, or slightly twisted sliver or roll of wool or cotton, by means of a machine for the purpose, called a roving frame, or roving machine.

2. A roll or sliver of wool or cotton drawn out and slightly twisted; a rove. See 2d {Rove}, 2.

{Roving frame}, {Roving machine}, a machine for drawing and twisting roves and twisting roves and winding them on bobbin for the spinning machine.

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

Roving \Rov"ing\, noun The act of one who roves or wanders.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

roving

adjective

1: migratory; "a restless mobile society"; "the nomadic habits of the Bedouins"; "believed the profession of a peregrine typist would have a happy future"; "wandering tribes" [syn: {mobile}, {nomadic}, {peregrine}, {roving}, {wandering}]

noun

1: travelling about without any clear destination; "she followed him in his wanderings and looked after him" [syn: {wandering}, {roving}, {vagabondage}]


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