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Definition 1: anything that resembles a vagabond in having no fixed place - [noun denoting object]

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

  • pirate ships were vagabonds of the sea

(vagabond is a kind of ...) a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow

"it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"

Definition 2: a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for vagabond in the sense of this definition

(vagabond is a kind of ...) a person with few or no possessions

(vagabond is a kind of ...) someone who leads a wandering unsettled life

(... is a kind of vagabond ) a vagrant living on a beach

(... is a kind of vagabond ) a tramp who habitually arrives at sundown

(... is a kind of vagabond ) a vagrant

"a homeless tramp" "he tried to help the really down-and-out bums"

Definition 3: move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment - [verb of motion]

Samples where vagabond 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 vagabond in the sense of this definition

(vagabond 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 vagabond ) wander aimlessly

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

(vagabond 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"

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

"After dinner, we wandered into town"

Definition 4: continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a drifting double-dealer
  • the floating population
  • vagrant hippies of the sixties

Synonyms for vagabond in the sense of this definition

(vagabond is similar to ...) not settled or established

"an unsettled lifestyle"

Definition 5: wandering aimlessly without ties to a place or community - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • led a vagabond life
  • a rootless wanderer

Synonyms for vagabond in the sense of this definition

(vagabond is similar to ...) not settled or established

"an unsettled lifestyle"

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