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rov·er 1

a. One that roves; a wanderer.
b. A crewed or uncrewed vehicle, used especially in exploring the terrain of a planet or other celestial object.
2. Sports A mark in archery selected by chance.

ro·ver 2

1. A pirate.
2. A pirate vessel.

[Middle English, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German, robber, from roven, to rob; see reup- in Indo-European roots.]


1. a person who roves; wanderer
2. (Archery) archery a mark selected at random for use as a target
3. (Croquet) croquet a ball that has been driven through all the hoops but has not yet hit the winning peg
4. (Australian Rules Football) Australian rules football one of the three players in the ruck, usually smaller than the other two, selected for his agility in play
5. (Aeronautics) a small remote-controlled vehicle which roams over rough, esp extraterrestrial, terrain taking photographs, gathering rock and soil samples, etc
[C15: from rove1]


(Nautical Terms) a pirate or pirate ship
[C14: probably from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German, from roven to rob]


(Textiles) a machine for roving wool, cotton, etc, or a person who operates such a machine


(ˈrəʊvə) or

Rover Scout

Brit the former name for Venture Scout


(ˈroʊ vər)

1. a person who roves; wanderer.
a. a mark selected at random in archery.
b. one of a group of fixed marks at a long distance.
c. an archer who shoots at such a mark.


(ˈroʊ vər)

1. a pirate.
2. a pirate ship.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle Dutch or Middle Low German: robber =rov(en) to rob, reave1 + -er -er1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rover - someone who leads a wandering unsettled liferover - someone who leads a wandering unsettled life
traveler, traveller - a person who changes location
nomad - a member of a people who have no permanent home but move about according to the seasons
drifter, vagrant, vagabond, floater - a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support
2.rover - an adult member of the Boy Scouts movement
Boy Scout - a boy who is a member of the Boy Scouts


جَوّال، طَوّاف


[ˈrəʊvəʳ] Nvagabundo/a m/f


(= wanderer)Vagabund(in) m(f)
(also Rover Scout)Rover m


(rəuv) verb
to wander; to roam. He roved (through) the streets.
ˈrover noun
ˈroving adjective
a roving band of robbers.
References in classic literature ?
All the different ways of getting hot and tired were gone through with, and by-and-by the rovers straggled back to camp fortified with responsible appetites, and then the destruction of the good things began.
The contending archers took their station in turn, at the bottom of the southern access, the distance between that station and the mark allowing full distance for what was called a shot at rovers.
So the tanner departed joyfully upon his errand, but much more interested in the dun deer of the forest than in any two-legged rovers therein.
or do you sail the seas as rovers with your hand against every man, and every man's hand against you?
Such was the fate of Major Henry Vanderburgh, one of the best and worthiest leaders of the American Fur Company, who by his manly bearing and dauntless courage is said to have made himself universally popular among the bold-hearted rovers of the wilderness.
We could not, in all conscience, have picked out a better day for our regatta had we had the free choice of all the days that ever dawned upon the lonely struggles and solitary agonies of ships since the Norse rovers first steered to the westward against the run of Atlantic waves.
A fathom under the sand; that was literary; it was psychological; it smacked of the salt sea, and daring rovers, and the loot of the Spanish Main.
Yet I will promise you that on our way we shall find time to pass Freshwater and to prevail upon these rovers to leave you in peace.
Some are free rovers, doing a turn wherever they can get an opening, at the Obermann, the Orpheus, the Alcatraz, the Louvre, and so forth and so forth.
At that time, I was not: I used to rise each morning eager to shake off his yoke, and go out with my portmanteau under my arm, if a beggar, at least a freeman; and in the evening, when I came back from the pensionnat de demoiselles, a certain pleasant voice in my ear; a certain face, so intelligent, yet so docile, so reflective, yet so soft, in my eyes; a certain cast of character, at once proud and pliant, sensitive and sagacious, serious and ardent, in my head; a certain tone of feeling, fervid and modest, refined and practical, pure and powerful, delighting and troubling my memory--visions of new ties I longed to contract, of new duties I longed to undertake, had taken the rover and the rebel out of me, and had shown endurance of my hated lot in the light of a Spartan virtue.
Once in the course of a half century, to be sure, some adventurous rover would break in upon their peaceful repose.
Such was Regis Brugiere, a freeman and rover of the wilderness.