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Meaning of ROAM

Pronunciation:  rowm

WordNet Dictionary
[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"

ROAM is a 4 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: cast, drift, ramble, range, rove, stray, swan, tramp, vagabond, wander
 See Also: gad, gallivant, go, jazz around, locomote, maunder, move, travel



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \Roam\, v. t.
    To range or wander over.
          And now wild beasts came forth the woods to roam.
  3. \Roam\, n.
    The act of roaming; a wandering; a ramble; as, he began his
    roam o'er hill amd dale. --Milton.