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Definitions and Synonyms of rove | Another word for rove | What is rove?

Definition 1: move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment - [verb of motion]

Samples where rove or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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
  • They rolled from town to town

Synonyms for rove in the sense of this definition

(rove is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of rove ) wander aimlessly

(... is a kind of rove ) wander aimlessly in search of pleasure

(rove has a similar meaning as ...) wander from a direct course or at random

"The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her" "don't drift from the set course"

(rove has a similar meaning as ...) go via an indirect route or at no set pace

"After dinner, we wandered into town"

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