Definitions for: Roam

[v] move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next"

Webster (1913) Definition: Roam, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Roamed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Roaming.] [OE. romen, ramen; cf. AS. [=a]r?man to raise,
rise, D. ramen to hit, plan, aim, OS. r?m?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.

Roam, v. t.
To range or wander over.

And now wild beasts came forth the woods to roam.

Roam, n.
The act of roaming; a wandering; a ramble; as, he began his
roam o'er hill amd dale. --Milton.

Synonyms: cast, drift, ramble, range, rove, stray, swan, tramp, vagabond, wander

See Also: gad, gallivant, go, jazz around, locomote, maunder, move, travel

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