Rover Definition

rōvər
rovers
noun
rovers
A person, animal, or thing that roves, or wanders.
Webster's New World
A mark, or target, chosen at random.
Webster's New World
Any of several set marks for distance shooting.
Webster's New World
An archer who shoots for distance.
Webster's New World
An unmanned robotic vehicle equipped with cameras, etc. and designed for use as in exploring the surface of an extraterrestrial planet or the ocean floor.
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pronoun

A stereotypical name for a dog.

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Other Word Forms of Rover

Noun

Singular:
rover
Plural:
rovers

Origin of Rover

  • Middle English from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German robber from roven to rob reup- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Middle Dutch, roven, to rob. Cognate with Danish and Norwegian røver (“robber, thief, highwayman, brigand"), Swedish rövare

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English roven (“to wander, to shoot an arrow randomly")

    From Wiktionary

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