Roam meaning

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To move about without purpose or plan; wander.
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To turn the attention from one subject to another with little clarity or coherence of thought.

I could hear the speaker, but my thoughts were roaming.

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To use a cell phone network outside of a home service area as defined by a service plan.
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To wander over or through.

Roamed the streets.

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To be directed over or around (an area).

Her gaze roamed the beach.

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The act or an instance of roaming.
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To wander over or through.

To roam the streets.

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The act of roaming; ramble.
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Roam is defined as to wander.

An example of roam is aimlessly walking through the forest.

An example of roam is window shopping while waiting for a friend.

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To travel from place to place, esp. with no special plan or purpose; go aimlessly; wander.
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(intransitive) To wander or travel freely and with no specific destination.
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(intransitive, computing, telecommunications) To use a network or service from different locations or devices.
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To range or wander over.

Gangs of thugs roamed the streets.

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Origin of roam

  • Middle English romen

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English romen, from Old English *rāmian, from Proto-Germanic *raimōnan (“to wander"), from *raim- (“to move, raise"), from Proto-Indo-European *rÄ«-, *reyw-, *(o)reyǝ- (“to move, lift, flow"). Akin to Old English ārÇ£man "to arise, stand up, lift up", Old High German rāmÄ“n (“to aim") (> archaic German rahmen (“to strive")), Middle Dutch rammen "to night-wander, copulate", rammelen "to wander about, ramble". More at ramble

    From Wiktionary