roam

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roam

 (rōm)
v. roamed, roam·ing, roams
v.intr.
1. To move about without purpose or plan; wander. See Synonyms at wander.
2. 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.
3.
a. To move or pass over the body: His hands roamed over her body.
b. To be directed without apparent purpose; look in an idle or casual manner: Her eyes roamed around the room.
4. To use a cell phone network outside of a home service area as defined by a service plan.
v.tr.
1. To wander over or through: roamed the streets.
2. To be directed over or around (an area): Her gaze roamed the beach.
n.
The act or an instance of roaming.

[Middle English romen.]

roam′er n.

roam

(rəʊm)
vb
to travel or walk about with no fixed purpose or direction; wander
n
the act of roaming
[C13: origin unknown]
ˈroamer n

roam

(roʊm)

v.i.
1. to walk or travel without purpose or direction; ramble; wander.
v.t.
2. to wander over or through.
n.
3. an act or instance of roaming; a ramble.
[1300–50; Middle English romen; compare earlier ramen (Layamon), perhaps continuing Old English *rāmian < *raiman-, akin to Old Norse reimt haunted, reimuthr haunter]
roam′er, n.

roam


Past participle: roamed
Gerund: roaming

Imperative
roam
roam
Present
I roam
you roam
he/she/it roams
we roam
you roam
they roam
Preterite
I roamed
you roamed
he/she/it roamed
we roamed
you roamed
they roamed
Present Continuous
I am roaming
you are roaming
he/she/it is roaming
we are roaming
you are roaming
they are roaming
Present Perfect
I have roamed
you have roamed
he/she/it has roamed
we have roamed
you have roamed
they have roamed
Past Continuous
I was roaming
you were roaming
he/she/it was roaming
we were roaming
you were roaming
they were roaming
Past Perfect
I had roamed
you had roamed
he/she/it had roamed
we had roamed
you had roamed
they had roamed
Future
I will roam
you will roam
he/she/it will roam
we will roam
you will roam
they will roam
Future Perfect
I will have roamed
you will have roamed
he/she/it will have roamed
we will have roamed
you will have roamed
they will have roamed
Future Continuous
I will be roaming
you will be roaming
he/she/it will be roaming
we will be roaming
you will be roaming
they will be roaming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been roaming
you have been roaming
he/she/it has been roaming
we have been roaming
you have been roaming
they have been roaming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been roaming
you will have been roaming
he/she/it will have been roaming
we will have been roaming
you will have been roaming
they will have been roaming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been roaming
you had been roaming
he/she/it had been roaming
we had been roaming
you had been roaming
they had been roaming
Conditional
I would roam
you would roam
he/she/it would roam
we would roam
you would roam
they would roam
Past Conditional
I would have roamed
you would have roamed
he/she/it would have roamed
we would have roamed
you would have roamed
they would have roamed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.roam - move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employmentroam - move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "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"
go, locomote, move, travel - 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"
maunder - wander aimlessly
gad, gallivant, jazz around - wander aimlessly in search of pleasure
drift, err, stray - 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"
wander - go via an indirect route or at no set pace; "After dinner, we wandered into town"

roam

verb wander, walk, range, travel, drift, stroll, stray, ramble, prowl, meander, rove, stravaig (Scot. & Northern English dialect), peregrinate They were encouraged not to let their cattle roam freely.

roam

verb
To move about at random, especially over a wide area:
Translations
يَطوف، يَجول
toulat se
flakke omkring
reika, flakka
klajūnas
klaiņotklejot
potepati se
aylak aylak dolaşmaksürtmek

roam

[rəʊm]
A. VT [+ streets etc] → rondar, vagar por
B. VI [person etc] → vagar, errar; [thoughts] → divagar
roam about roam around VI + ADVandar sin rumbo fijo

roam

[ˈrəʊm]
vierrer, vagabonder
to roam free [animal] → se promener en liberté; [convicted criminal] → se promener en liberté
vt [+ world, countryside] → parcourir
to roam the streets [tourists] → se promener dans les rues; [gangs, thugs] → rôder dans les rues
roam around
vitraîner
vt fus [+ house] → errer dans; [+ neighbourhood, town] → traîner dans

roam

vt streets, countrysidewandern or ziehen durch; to roam the (seven) seasdie sieben Meere durchkreuzen; to roam the streets (child, dog) → (in den Straßen) herumstreunen; to roam the earth/worlddurch die Welt ziehen
vi(herum)wandern; (hum, hands) → wandern, sich verirren

roam

[rəʊm]
1. vt (streets) → vagabondare per, gironzolare per, vagare per
2. vi (person) → vagabondare, errare, gironzolare; (thoughts) → vagare

roam

(rəum) verb
to walk about without any fixed plan or purpose; to wander. He roamed from town to town; He roamed (over) the hills.
ˈroamer noun