Definition of Rove

1. Verb. Move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment. "They rove in the countryside"; "They rolled from town to town"

Exact synonyms: Cast, Drift, Ramble, Range, Roam, Roll, Stray, Swan, Tramp, Vagabond, Wander
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Specialized synonyms: Maunder, Gad, Gallivant, Jazz Around
Related verbs: Drift, Err, Stray, Wander
Derivative terms: Drifter, Drifting, Ramble, Rambler, Roamer, Roving, Stray, Strayer, Tramp, Vagabond, Vagabond, Vagabondage, Wanderer, Wandering



Definition of Rove

1. v. t. To draw through an eye or aperture.

2. n. A copper washer upon which the end of a nail is clinched in boat building.

3. v. i. To practice robbery on the seas; to wander about on the seas in piracy.

4. v. t. To wander over or through.

5. n. The act of wandering; a ramble.

Definition of Rove

1. Verb. (obsolete intransitive) To shoot with arrows (at). ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To roam, or wander about at random, especially over a wide area. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To card wool or other fibres. ¹

4. Verb. (simple past of rive) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rove

1. to roam [v ROVED, ROVING, ROVES] - See also: roam

Medical Definition of Rove

1. 1. To wander over or through. "Roving the field, i chanced A goodly tree far distant to behold." (milton) 2. To plow into ridges by turning the earth of two furrows together. The act of wandering; a ramble. "In thy nocturnal rove one moment halt. " (Young) Rove beetle, any one of numerous species of beetles of the family Staphylinidae, having short elytra beneath which the wings are folded transversely. They are rapid runners, and seldom fly. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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