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Meaning of ROVING

Pronunciation:  'rowving

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  travelling about without any clear destination; "she followed him in his wanderings and looked after him"
  2. [adj]  (of groups of people) tending to travel and change settlements frequently; "a restless mobile society"; "the nomadic habits of the Bedouins"; "believed the profession of a peregrine typist would have a happy future"; "wandering tribes"

ROVING is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: mobile, nomadic, peregrine, unsettled, vagabondage, wandering, wandering
 See Also: drifting, peregrination



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Rov"ing\, n.
    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.
  2. \Rov"ing\, n.
    The act of one who roves or wanders.