Rove meaning

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To roam or wander around, over, or through.

Vikings roved the seas.

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To wander about, especially over a wide area; roam.
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To be directed without apparent purpose; look in an idle or casual manner.

His gazed roved over the faces in the crowd.

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To look at or around (an area) in an idle or casual manner.

Her eyes roved the room.

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An act of wandering about, over, around, or through.
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To card (wool).
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To put (fibers) through an eye or opening.
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To stretch and twist (fibers) before spinning; ravel out.
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To wander about; go from place to place, esp. over an extensive area, with no particular course or destination; roam.
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To look around.

A husband with a roving eye.

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To wander over; roam through.

To rove the woods.

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The act of roving; a ramble.
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To twist (fibers) together and draw out into roving before spinning.
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(intransitive) To roam, or wander about at random, especially over a wide area.
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To roam or wander through.
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To card wool or other fibres.

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To twist slightly; to bring together, as slivers of wool or cotton, and twist slightly before spinning.
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To draw through an eye or aperture.
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To plough into ridges by turning the earth of two furrows together.
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To practice robbery on the seas; to voyage about on the seas as a pirate.

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A copper washer upon which the end of a nail is clinched in boatbuilding.
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A roll or sliver of wool or cotton drawn out and lightly twisted, preparatory to further processing; a roving.
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The act of wandering; a ramble.
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Simple past tense of rive.
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Origin of rove

  • Middle English roven to shoot arrows at a mark

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

  • Origin unknown

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

  • Of uncertain origin; perhaps a dialectal form of rave.

    From Wiktionary

  • Inflected forms.

    From Wiktionary